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  1. http://www.alwayshungryny.com/thought-for-food/entry/alwaysinvestigating-revisiting-the-five-and-diamond/
  2. An event thats coming up if anyone is interested. The 5 & Diamond is proud to present a special dinner on Monday The 30th of August. The dinner will be a celebration of Portuguese inspired foods and fine French Wines. Each course will come with a presentation of the roots of the dish itself and an explanation of the wine served with it. Many courses are buried in the roots of the Santos family and have been enjoyed for generations. Don't miss this opportunity to have a fun filled evening full of laughs, learning, and great food and wine. The cost of the event will be $85 a person plus tax and gratuity and there is a 35 person maximum so act fast. Call to makes reservations (646) 684-4662 The menu is as follows Amuse Chouriço Santos family homemade sausage heated with aguardente Grilled octopus Confit summer vegetables, Garlic almond sauce Mariscada Traditional Fisherman's Stew Served with saffron rice Leitão assado Whole roasted baby Pig, Orange black pepper sauce, fingerling potato's Queijo To be decided by Murry's cheese shop Tia Palmira's Flan My aunts secret flan served with coffee caramel Thank you for you support Sincerely, The 5 & Diamond Staff
  3. Just wanted to report that my brother formerly of cru has joined our staff as the GM. Its now a family affair!!! It should be great fun filled with hard work and great things yet to come.
  4. Hey guys I just wanted to say thank you so much for making it out there and having the understanding that you did. im glad you guys enjoyed yourselves and i truly look foward to see ign everyone again soon. Thanks again Dave
  5. well its going to be a very very intimate dinner tom!!! Couple people cant make it and a ton more showed interest for other dates. But its all good. Spots will be open if anyone is interested the day of.
  6. Ok so there are only a few days left to the dinner. I would love to have more people at this event if possible. Let me know if your interested. Again its 75 dollars a person and starts at 7:30. If you want to come later or sooner that can be arranged. Im looking foward to seeing everyone.
  7. Wanted to thank everyone that came to the metro mix event on monday. It was nice to talk to some of you guys. On another note i just wanted to remind people that there is a week left to the dinner and there is plenty of room left. I know we are a tough place to get to so i dont want to start the dinner to early. So its going to start at 7:30. There is plenty of room available and its going to go down no matter what! LOL Hopefully we can fill it up by then and turn it to a real shin dig.
  8. Ok a few things here. So we have gotten some response to the dinner already and i want to thank those of you who have without full knowledge of everything. Here are a few more details for everyone to hopefully peak some more interest and make things a little more firm. The price of the tasting will be 75 dollars person and wine pairing will be available but not required of course. you can drink what ya like or not at all its up to you all. The prospective menu will be as follows without descriptions because i want that to be a surprise. 1. Fluke sashimi 2. Keepsake farms hen egg 3. Scallops 4. Agno 5. Portuguese sepia 6. Kindai Snapper 7. Senat farms chicken 8. Iowa pork loin 9. Dessert Obviously its subject to some changes i just more or less wanted to give everyone an idea of what to expect is all. Side note as some of you may or may not know i am a very proud portuguese american. I grew up immersed in the foods of my country through my mother and family abroad. So i do work a lot of that into the foods a cook today. So starting last saturday ive put together something special for brunch on saturdays. Its sort of a tasting of what i loved to eat growing up. Its the foods that were at all the special occasions turned into a brunch tasting. We had a ton of fun with it last week and it went over very well so if your interested in it please stop by. Did i mention the all you can drink red and white sangria for ten bucks with the meal!!!! We are doing it saturdays only and it included pork and clams, piri piri shrimp, seafood turnover, and oven baked chorizo and eggs along with toasted portuguese sweet bread. So come by and say hello if you get the chance.
  9. yeah you guys can make reservations at will.
  10. ok so the date is going to be on june 2nd. I will fill in more details this weekend. probably looking at a 8-9 course tasting. Some stuff on the menu some stuff not on that i will get brought in special. Wine pairings are an option or you can order by the bottle as well. It should be a blast. Not sure of the price yet but it will be very very affordable for what ya get. Its more to show people what we are doing in our great little place. Probably only going to be 26 seats available so reserve at will.
  11. its funny that this made it all the way to eater. But im glad it did because it makes the whole thing more fun and inviting. So i talked to the owners and its a go for sure. Give me a day or two to put together the menu and the exact day. I would say it would be in two weeks probably on wednesday. We have the metromix thing going on as well and a taste of harlem on top of that. Im saying it will probably be around 20-25 people. I will let everyone know when the reservations open. Thanks again for your support its great that people are interested in this. We are doing great things that we are very proud of. Dave
  12. Hey, Not sure if this is ok to do or not but i know i have a ton of people that i was close to on this site and its been a while since ive talked to most. But im the chef de cuisine at 5 & diamond in harlem right now. I was thinking of maybe doing a special dinner on a tuesday night or wednesday for my friends at egullet and some of the other forum. Again if this isn't ok to post here feel free to erase it. I just think we have something special going on in the area up there and would love to share it with everyone. For those of you who know me you know im a very open and probably more honest then i need to be. But that i do love food and cooking for people. So let me know if anyone is interested in coming in on their own or maybe put together a small shindig with a tasting menu. Thanks again for the past and future support. looking forward to seeing everyone. And again if posting this isn't ok let me say sorry now. Just wanted to see if anyone is interested. Thanks Dave HOST'S NOTE: This is an member-organized event, not an official eGullet Society event. Please see here for the terms under which this event is listed in eG Forums.
  13. hello everyone, I was just looking for a little help. I was wondering if anyone knew of any really good hole in the wall italian restaurants in central to northern nj. Something nice to go to but not exactly babbo if you get what im saying. Thanks for the help.
  14. Did anyone happen to see the top 11 aol restaurants? Restaurant nicholas was on there. i guess the list coinsided with the zagat rating of 29's. But its still preety cool.
  15. Man you know i will always land on my feet!!!!!! I'll be cooking in NJ feb 1st and there is nothing in my future i would worry about besides cooking good ass food, and thats all im concerned with.
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