I miss Demarchelier, but I miss Chef Ho on 2nd and 88th Street more. They did the most amazing Peking duck.
Sad to see that Chef Ho is gone. I grew up in the east 80s and loved it. Lived nearby as an adult and enjoyed it for a second time. Left the NY area 10 years ago.
When I see all these empty condos due to foreign buyers or perhaps unsold like on 57th Street (lights out evenings year-round) I begin understand co-op rules against pied-a-terres.
Do people still frequent Serafina 79? I guess that is our standby after Morini ... good luck to the developer I'll cast a hex on anyone who replaces Morini on that corner of Purdy Opticians! Unless they sell Italian food for dinner!