Haute Author

  • NAME Tracey Ceurvels
  • BIO Tracey Ceurvels has enjoyed pizza bianca in Rome, truffles in Spoleto, limoncello in Sardinia, a sublime lemon tart in Paris, an unforgettable fish stew in Venice. Yet still, New York is her favorite food city, and she loves sharing her culinary discoveries. Tracey is currently a restaurant reviewer at Papermag.com, a food blogger for Dean & Deluca, maintains her own blog at thebusyhedonist.com, and her articles appear in The Boston Globe, The New York Daily News, Relish, among other publications. Tracey has written a novel, Pandora’s Secret Cookbook, which is currently being shopped around by her literary agent. Originally from Boston, she lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

Articles By Tracey Ceurvels

10 Questions for Joe Valentine of FireBird Restaurant & Caviar Parlor

FireBird, a Hell’s Kitchen mainstay, reawakens Russian dining in the double-townhouse, a vision of Baroness Irina von der Launitz. Yearning for St. Petersburg, the Baroness implored her millionaire husband to recreate the magic of her homeland in a restaurant styled like a true Tzar’s manor, built around the theme of her beloved Russian Firebird ballet. Read More

Haute Dining: 10 Questions for Restaurateur Richard Sandoval

At Zengo, Richard Sandoval's Latin-Asian inspired restaurant, I nibbled on offerings from the Shanghai Sao Paulo-themed Test Kitchen menu: crispy shanghai spring rolls, soup dumplings, picahna steak and king crab served with black beans that are a carnivore's dream: the beans arrive with bacon, beef and shredded pork. Read More

Haute Dining: 10 Questions for GastroArte’s Chef Jesús Núñez

Old world Spanish flavors meet modern art at GastroArte, which sits on an assuming Upper West Side block. You'll enjoy the atmosphere—a lovely space with white walls and bold paintings—but the main attraction is the food. One look and you'll be intrigued: Chef Jesús Núñez, a former street artists has, literally, elevated his cuisine to an art form, splashing dishes with color, textures and whimsy. Read More

Haute Dining: 10 Questions for Chef David Diaz of Beaumarchais

Dining, drinking and dancing? It’s all possible at Brasserie Beaumarchais, which is part dining destination and part lounge. Go for Chef David Diaz’s formidable French cuisine—bouillabaisse, filet mignon, tuna tartare, roasted duck a l’orange, white anchovy and artichoke terrine—and stay for the tasty cocktails and tunes of renowned DJs. Read More

Haute Dining: 10 Questions for Gerard Donato of La Mangeoire

rench bistro food in a cozy, romantic setting...what could be more appealing? And when you enter La Mangeoire, truly one of the best French restaurants in the city, and charming owner Gerard Donato leads you to your table it'll be hard not to feel like you've been whisked away from midtown to the South of France. Read More