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Sushi Seki serving great dishes for New York City

Chef SekiOn June 30, 2016, there was a unique opportunity to sample some amazing dishes from Sushi Seki on 46th Street.  The talented Chef Seki provided a taste of some of his best seafood creations.  Founded in 2002, our Upper East location has been notoriously known as a late night den for New York’s elite, top chefs, and a sushi haven for those that call the Upper East home.

Sushi Seki is the creation of Chef Seki Shi. Chef Seki began his culinary journey at a young age, working with his Mom to perfect the art of crispy rice. After graduating from high school, Chef Seki continued his study in Tokyo, where he discovered his true passion for cooking.  Authentic Japanese cuisine intrigued him and drew him to the culinary details and fundamental techniques that are the foundation of his innovative cuisine today.

“Never stop learning” is the philosophy of Chef Seki. Chef Seki developed his knowledge of fish at the famed Tsukiji Market; one of the largest fish markets in the world. Chef Seki began working as a dishwasher and eventually advanced to become head kitchen chef and within a few years, a sushi chef.

IMG_1832In 1991, Chef Seki moved to New York City. Chef Seki explored his talent by working at various restaurants to enhance his experience including Sushi of Gari. Chef Seki has since become one of the masters in the art of fine sushi.

In 2002, Chef Seki opened Sushi Seki on the Upper East Side. His commitment to selecting only the best fish in the most trusted Japanese markets, has allowed Chef Seki to build his reputation.

In 2014, Chef Seki opened his second location in Chelsea. Chef Seki along with his family of NYC’s finest sommeliers and sushi chefs are committed to the “never stop learning” attitude by creating and balancing the flavor of the fish with simple ingredients, a classic style and expansive sake and wines, paired perfectly to each meal.

Chef Seki is known for his signature sushi classics using the finest seafood available in the world, and taking his lucky clients on a culinary journey.  His classic style shines through as he caters to guests’ individual tastes.  At Sushi Seki: Bar & Oysters his newest outpost in Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Seki continues to surprise his guests with a Chef’s tasting menu at the exclusive 6-seat Kappo counter.  Here, he continues to treat his discerning clientele to the finest dishes prepared according to the season and the guest’s taste.

Sushi SekiThe newest Sushi Seki Bar & Oysters , which is considered the flagship location located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen on historic Restaurant Row. Our latest endeavor features two distinct ambiances within the stunning, bi-level space.

The main floor, with large bar, perfect for pre and post theater dining, provides a casual and contemporary experience, featuring an open kitchen, a communal table, a 76-seat dining room, and a special $100 Kappo tasting menu.  Japanese artisanal cocktails, as well as a full selection of premium wines, sakes and beverages complete the experience.

Opened in 2014, our Chelsea location features two semi-private tatami rooms, a 16 seat sushi bar, a six seat bar, and a 48 seat dining room.

IMG_1842Upstairs features an artisanal whisky and sake bar followed by three Tatami rooms for private dining, while an exclusive 13-seat sushi bar offers lively, theatrical entertainment for the entire 72-seat dining room. We recommend the “Omakase” tasting, a daily selection of fish prepared “from the heart”, available on request.

 

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Beverly Bond partners with Google’s Made with Code for Girls Rock Tech

6d4fc7ce7359af40ca134e4b3c2f4a45BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ founder/CEO and creator/executive producer of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards on BET, Beverly Bond, teamed up with Google to continue her mission to empower the next generation of girls.

On Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10 a.m., the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Day of Service, Beverly Bond and Google’s MADE WITH CODE co-produced the inaugural GIRLS ROCK! TECH Summit at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ. The program invited 100 girls ages 13-17 from Newark, NJ and the surrounding tri-state to participate in fun and engaging coding workshops lead by MADE WITH CODE, two STEAM-career panels curated by BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and several other surprise guest speakers.

In attendance was an extraordinary group of leaders in public policy, computer-science and technology including: Senior Policy Advisor of the White House Office on Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Knotakie Ford; Chief Digital Officer of the US Department of Education Lisa Gelobter; Assistant Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, Lauren Mims, spoke during the event in an effort especially curated to motivate and mobilize girls to consider computer science, coding and other STEAM fields as viable and reachable career paths. Also on hand was actress and education advocate, Tatyana Ali to discuss her association with the program. The GIRLS ROCK! TECH Summit guest speakers and program ambassadors offered motivational words and reflections on the unique ties between art and technology in their respective careers.

“I launched GIRLS ROCK! TECH because I believe it’s critical to give girls the tools needed to excel in the growing fields of coding and computational sciences,” said BLACK GIRLS ROCK! founder, Beverly Bond. “The inaugural GIRLS ROCK! TECH summit is designed to inspire girls of color to become leaders in this sector! I chose to focus on STEAM, because these fields offer girls the liberating and important opportunity to create, innovate and implement products or solutions that positively impact the world; but it is also a booming job market that needs to be diversified. Women and girls absolutely need to have a seat at the table when it comes to the tech revolution!”

Other participating partners included: the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, the City of Newark and the New Jersey Performance Arts Center. Other dynamos who joined the GIRLS ROCK! TECH summit were the American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation Dr. Quincy Brown; Computer Scientist, Technical Fields Designer and Professor (UCLA and Howard University) Dr. Jamika Burge; 2015 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Making a Difference Girl, App Developer and Coder Kaya Thomas, 2016 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Making a Difference Girl and MADE WITH CODE mentor Maya Penn. .

“Coding is the new literacy, and we believe Black women and girls should be at the forefront of innovation,” said Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Head of Google’s Black Community Engagement. “As Google drives inclusion as a company and as an industry, it’s important for girls to be inspired by a diverse group of women already coding today and it is in that spirit that we partner with Black Girls Rock! to bring Google’s Made with Code program to Newark!”

The 1st GIRLS ROCK! TECH summit was a success and many of the young girls in attendance left for the day with quite a bit more education and inspiration. For additional information about the GIRLS ROCK! TECH Summit please visit the Black Girls Rock website.

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The Universal Hip Hop Museum Fundraiser at Barclays Center March 26, 2016

c53b8558edbebe052eb181c5a988cc68If you are a lover of music, perhaps Hip Hop is a music of choice. Hip hop as music and culture formed during the 1970’s when block parties became increasingly popular in New York City, particularly among African-American youth. Since that time, Hip Hop has increasingly grown and become popular in the United States and all over the world. This genre of music has become so ingrained in our culture that it has influenced so many people.

The music has inspired fashion, movies and many young people. There are various awards shows only featuring hip hop artists and within the years, it is definitely safe to say that hip hop or what some call rap music id hear to stay.

Writer, Judith Davis and Rapper Roxane Shante at the Hip Hop Museum fundraising event. in Brooklyn.

Writer, Judith Davis and Rapper Roxane Shante at the Hip Hop Museum fundraising event. in Brooklyn.

On Saturday, March 26, 2016, the Universal Hip Hop Museum host a fundraiser and party in Brooklyn, New York at The Barclays Center. The party was host my none other than Cynthia Horner, the Editor-in-Chief of Hip Hop Weekly. Horner may also be known as former Editorial Director for the classic RightOn! Magazine.

Also, in attendance was hip hop legends Kurtis Blow and Roxanne Shante. They were on hand for press pictures, but the audience was also treated to a rare and awesome performance by Kurtis Blow. Blow is known for rap anthem such as: “The Breaks,” “Basketball,” “If I Ruled The World,” and “AJ Scratch,”just to name a few.

The performance and the house band together go the crowd in the mood to enjoy themselves and even donate to the cause. The Universal Hip Hop Museum has Kickstarter campaign for all who are interested in contributing. The purpose of the music is to preserve the proud history of hip hop, educate a worldwide audience on the five elements of Hip Hop. It is also created to honor the trailblazers who paved the way. With immersive exhibits, live events, impactful educational programs, and a powerful new expression of the art form by keeping hip hop at the forefront of our global audience.

Writer, Judith Davis and Legendary Rapper Kurtis Blow at the Hip Mop Museum Fundraising event in Brooklyn.

Writer, Judith Davis and Legendary Rapper Kurtis Blow at the Hip Mop Museum Fundraising event in Brooklyn.

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S.W.A.N. Day Screening and Reception on March 26, 2016 at SVA Theater

3140aacb7147a2c932e0297eb2de1324On Saturday, March 26, 2016, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, School of Visual Arts Film department, African-American Women in Cinema, Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Women Make Movies, andHerFlix sponsored a screening at the SVA Theatre of the documentary BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez in recognition of S.W.A.N. SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now and is an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists. This screening was held as the closing event of the 18th African-American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) Festival.

The BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez documentary is produced and Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon. Sabrina Schmidt Gordon was on hand after the screening to discuss the film and answer any questions from the audience.

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez who describes herself as “a woman with razor blades between my teeth.” A leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and inspiration to today’s hip hop spoken word artists, Sanchez for over 60 years has helped to redefine American culture and politics as an activist in the Black, women’s and peace movements.

The late great Maya Angelou called Sanchez “a lion in literature’s forest” while spoken word artist Bryonn Bain credits her with paving the way for his generation, “She not only opened the door, she blew off the roof.” Sanchez revolutionized poetry by incorporating street language, a unique performance style and collaborations with jazz musicians. Sanchez’s contemporaries Ruby Dee, Amiri Baraka, John Bracey, Jr., Haki Madhubuti and Nikki Giovanni joined by such newer voices as Talib Kweli, Ayana Mathis, Jessica Care Moore, Bryonn Bain and Questlove present impassioned readings of and insightful commentary on her fearless verse, including her raw love poems.

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez is the second documentary produced by Attie, Goldwater and Gordon. Their previous collaboration, Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter (2009), recounts a Malian mother’s fight for asylum in the U.S. to protect her two-year old daughter from female genital cutting/mutilation. Supported by ITVS and the Sundance Documentary Fund, Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter was broadcastnationally on public television’s Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange series in 2011. It has been shown at film festivals throughout the world, including the Human Rights Watch Festival and Silverdocs, and was named Best Social Documentary at the Addis International Film Festival in Ethiopia.

The BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez documentary aired on PBS on March 8, 2016. For more information visit: Attie & Goldwater Productions.

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“Being” on Centric TV with Mona Scott Young

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Photo used with permission from 135th Street Agency

The season premiere of the hit show on Centric TV started with a bang by featuring one of the baddest reality television producers around right now. For this installment of the show, Centric TV‘s “Being” featured none other than music management/producer veteran Mona Scott Young.

In New York City, on Saturday March 5, 2016, Love and Hip Hop New York star, Yandy Smith and Mona Scott Young invited the press and special guests to be among the first to view the “Being” episode. There was a packed house of friends, colleagues and some family who were there to wish the woman of the hour nothing but the best on her success.

Mona, as many fans and entertainment industry professionals know is responsible for the high octane, sexy and trendy reality show Love and Hip Hop New York. Each week, the show unveils so new music and a few issues that fan cannot get enough of talking about to their friends. Although, it began with one show, Love and Hip Hop has slowly grown into a franchise with other installments such as Love and Hip Hip Atlanta and Love and Hip Hop Hollywood to follow. Also, because of the continued success of the shows, there are additional spin off from breakout cast members such as:Stevie J. and Joseline and K.Michelle: My Life.

This success is nothing new for Scott since in her career, she has worked with some of the biggest names in hip hop such as Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes to name a few. It is clear with her bold and nonstop work ethic, even more success is to follow. She has even partnered with rap superstar Nicki Minaj and created the Moscato drink simply called Myx. For more information on this talented lady, visit her Monami Entertainment website.

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Let’s “Werk 101” with Author Koereyelle DuBose

371d4f9851bc7c4f66d057e40dd3a913On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in New York City, invited members of the press and guests had the opportunity to hear from author, educator and speaker Koereyelle DuBose to discuss her new book and book tour. The book is entitled “Werk 101.” and is simply a guide written to empower women and young girls to go after their goals and not settle for less.

Although there are a few books on the market instructing people to go after their dreams. WERK 101: Get-Your-Life-Together Guide is the ultimate handbook sharing health, wealth, and lifestyle lessons for the modern-day woman and it is done with such a unique flavor because of the voice of the writer.

Koereyelle DuBose, that many consider “the voice of single women,” fiercely empowers you to “WERK” for what you want by first WERKing on you. She wants people to actually get ready to let go of the victim mentality and be liberated, but she not only talks about it, she displays this in who she is today. Through each page, Koereyelle shows you how to create a powerful, positive mindset, and design your life’s destiny on your own terms.

She is creative, knowledgeable, and a dedicated, educator and entrepreneur whose goal is to empower women worldwide. As a business owner, she is the founder of The Single Wives Club and a host of a weekly Blog Talk Radio Show, R.E.A.L.

Koereyelle’s choice of work stems from her deeply rooted desire to help create change in the lives of others. A former educator, Koereyelle holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Tennessee State University and a Master of Education degree from Central Michigan University, which have provided a foundation in curriculum design and creating workshops and programs.

Currently based in Atlanta, Koereyelle has her hand in a number of projects across the city and is best known for her work with The Single Wives Club, an innovative organization dedicated to preparing women to become wives, nurturing femininity and protecting family, which was born as a result of Koereyelle’s own life experiences with life and love. After a failed engagement, Koereyelle realized that in order to prepare for Mr. Right, she needed to become Mrs. Right. Her goal is to educate and empower single ladies to become better women before becoming a wife. Through her organization, Koereyelle encourages, educates, and provides resources for “single wives” to sharpen skills in the areas such as health, beauty, finance, and spirituality.

Although the book does require work, the goal is for like minded women to enjoy life and become all they were created to be. For more information, check out Koereyelle DuBose’s website and like the book says, Werk 101.

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“Smart People” on Broadway at The 2econd Stage Theater in NYC

9b89c18c832d77c5b1dfaa0172622516Thought provoking plays on Broadway are always a treasure. The stories often leave the audience with so much to think and talk about even if the subject is one that is quite uncomfortable. This seems to be the case for “Smart People”, new play by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly), helmed by Kenny Leon (The Wiz), the Tony Award®-winning director of the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

Within the context of the story, there is the quest for love, achievement and identity. This is universal subject, but the underlying question is what role does race play in the story of our lives?

 The journey is set on the eve of Obama’s first election, and deals with four Harvard intellectuals that find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics. The interactions are provocative and funny but will leave many to question if things have gotten for the better to worse in America. The cast includes:

Mahershala Ali who is best known for his role on the award-winning Netflix series “House of Cards,” as lobbyist and press secretary Remy Danton. On stage, he plays Jackson, a smart and charismatic doctor working hard to help others, set goals and prove his place in this competitive medical world. He is sometimes frustrated by his superiors.

Joshua Jackson who is well-known for many movie and television roles, but probably most notably for when he came on the scene in the hit TV show “Dawson’s Creek.” He takes on the character of Brian. As a part of his research study, he takes on the stereotypes of race in society. During his research, he soon discovers that many of his findings are some of the things he actually feels himself.

Anne Son has acted and can be seen on various television shows such as “My Generation and “Fargo”, She plays the role of Ginny. She is the very intelligent. sexy, shopaholic doctor who wants to help others and also fight the stereotypes she sees that are imposed on her by others. She is a bit abrasive, but her heart is in the right place.

Tessa Thompson plays Valerie and is best known for her lead role as Dear White People” and “Creed.” She is a beautiful and artsy grad student/actress who is still figuring her way out. Her parents want her to strive for more, but acting is her passion. She has to deal with her studies, her parents and finding herself in the world.

They are lead separate lives for a while, then circumstance happen and they come together as two, then finally as four at a dinner setting. This meeting of the four causes secret thoughts and prejudices to erupt. The play is perfect for this particular time and racism seems to be out front and center even in this Presidential Race. Audiences will leave with many thoughts and may even have to look within themselves to see what they indeed feel about others.

For more information on the play, visit the 2econdStageTheater website.

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The 2016 Pan African Film & Arts Festival from February 4- 15 in LA

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Photo used with permission from Pan African Film Festival. Actor Don Cheadle in Miles Ahead.

This year’s 2016 Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) is filled with various interesting films and documentaries for all to enjoy. The festival began on Thursday, February 4th and has highlighted film selections for opening, centerpiece and closing night films. From director Patrick Gilles, “America is Still the Place” made its worldwide premiere as the Opening Night film selection on February 4, 2016. “Agents of Change” is to be highlighted as the Centerpiece selection on Thursday, February 11th and closing the Festival on Sunday, February 14th is a special screening of “Miles Ahead”, directed by and starring Don Cheadle. All films will screen at RAVE Cinemas 15, located within the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at 4200 Marlton Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90008.

PAFF  always selects and showcases films that entertain and address current topics surrounding political and socioeconomic issues, as well as subject matters which include arts & culture which affect and tell the stories about people of African descent.

 About the 3 Films:

“America is Still the Place” uncovers a story about a giant oil spill on the beaches of northern California and the institutional racism that Charlie Walker has to overcome in order to finally achieve the “American Dream.” Based on a true story of one Black man’s courage and perseverance to provide for his family, the film takes us on a journey during the Black Power and civil rights era in San Francisco in 1971. This seemed like a good place for a Black Korean War veteran and his family to realize their dream of economic and cultural independence and his chance to be his own boss. In the pursuit of his dream, Charlie Walker finds himself in a city full of impostors and naysayers. He refused to take “no” for an answer. When a catastrophic oil spill opened a door that had never been open to a black man before, he decides to step through the door with both feet and claim the “American Dream.”

Violence against African Americans has been at the forefront of national media headlines and the subject of debates and conversations around the world. “Agents of Change” is a ‘movement’ film which follows young men and women who were at the forefront of the student union takeover at Cornell University in 1969, as well as highlighting the graphic footage of student demonstrators at San Francisco State in 1968 being beaten and arrested by police. Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson, Agents of Change introduces a cast of largely unrecognized but remarkable people, whose commitment to justice and equality paved the way for the opportunities that followed, while also reminding viewers about the work yet to be done to achieve full equity and dignity on campus and in society. Stars of the film include: Danny Glover (a leader of the Black Student movement at San Francisco State), Harry Edwards, Irene Smalls and more. Music composed by Patrice Rushen.

The closing night film is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Oscar nominated actor Don Cheadle does double duty as director and star in Miles Ahead, a film based on a chronological arc of events inspired by the life of the great jazz musician Miles Davis. This is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses. In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, The film focuses on a period of five years in the late 1970s. While away from the public light and celebrity, Davis was stifled with personal challenges. During this time, Davis meets a wily music reporter, Dave Braden, who forces his way into Davis’ house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician’s latest composition. By the late 70s, plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle makes his directorial debut with co-stars Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Ewan McGregor and Michael Stuhlbarg. Miles Ahead will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in theaters on April 1, 2016.

For more than two decades, the Pan African Film & Arts Festival has premiered a host of top black films over the years. Each year, PAFF presents awards of recognition to key industry players and rising stars who have soared in the film industry. This year’s filmmaker awards will be held on Monday, February 15th and will recognize films in the categories of Best Feature Narrative, Best Director-First Feature, Best Documentary Feature and Best Short Narrative. This intimate awards breakfast will also present the Audience Awards, Programmers’Awards and Founders’ Awards.

PAFF also collaborates with festivals from around the world, expanding their influence and audience globally. Not only is PAFF the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in America, but PAFF is the largest Black History Month event in the United States, during the month of February. The Pan African Film & Arts Festival is the quintessential Black festival, celebrating films, actors, filmmakers and fine artists.

Sponsors for the 2016 Pan African Film & Arts Festival are: HBO, WRD, Film LA, UMC, Sony Pictures, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airlines. Festival passes and tickets are on sale now. For more information on PAFF, including screening schedule and events, please visit www.PAFF.org. Follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Director Lee Daniels set to direct Apollo Theater documentary film

aff8e8d7f528ad963d6b15a8b1833a64The history of the Apollo Theater, located in Harlem New York is known all around the country and even in the world. Now, there will be more of an opportunity for people to learn about this legendary theater that has launched the careers of many great entertainers.

Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels, who is know for films such as (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious, Monster’s Ball, Shadowboxer, and creator and producer of the Fox hit series Empire) will direct the documentary feature film entitled THE APOLLO THEATER FILM PROJECT – the authorized history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The project was recently announced by The Apollo Theater and White Horse Pictures’ Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa.

In the spirit of the Apollo Theater’s tradition of active audience participation and in support of this documentary, Lee Daniels and Jonelle Procope, President and CEO the Apollo Theater, are jointly making an appeal to members of the public, audience-goers, and fans for film footage, home movies, photographs or other memorabilia that may have been accumulated by members of the community in the course of its more than 80 years of live performances. Just like with the well-known Apollo Theater amateur night, the audience has the opportunity to actively participate.

gradient 12688017_10153931785299485_1549845637527461926_nAccording to Daniels and Procope, “We are asking members of the community who have been to the Apollo, who may have parents or grandparents or other family members or friends who have done so, to help us find any material – audience footage, photographs, or other memories that we can use in our documentary film. In addition, an Apollo Theater Documentary website has been established. for anyone who wants to submit. We will, of course, respect everybody’s ownership of their property.”

This exciting project is produced by Nigel Sinclair who has been responsible for projects such as:(GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, END OF WATCH) and Jeanne Elfant Festa (FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH), White Horse Pictures’ Director of Features and Head of Documentaries,under her Piper Cub Productions banner. For additional information, and other events, visit the Apollo theater website.

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Maison Kayser opens their first store in Brooklyn, New York January 2016

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Photo used with permission from Maison Kayser.

Good cuisine and New York City go hand in hand. Within this metropolis there are many specialty restaurants and small bistros to dine, have lunch or simply grab quick bite. Whatever the choice, there are normally several great places available to enjoy delicious food.

Founded by Eric Kayser in Paris in 1996, Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Boulangerie which simply means that the bread and other baked goods are mixed and baked on-site all day long. This allows guests to have access to fresh made products at anytime.

Throughout his career, Eric Kayser has built his reputation on his passion for bread. With the patience he has during the baking process, patrons are able to smell over 200 different flavors once the bread is sliced and ready to eat. He actually compares the process of making bread to creating a good wine. In a recent interview, he stated that, “Even as a child I knew I wanted to be a baker,” and with the quality of his products and his incredible skills, it is evidence of the authenticity and innovation in the world of French artisanal bakeries.

Eric was born into a family of French bakers, dating back four generations. In fact, he started his baker apprenticeship at age 14 and was exposed very early to the art of baking by perfecting his techniques for five years with the “Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France.”

In 1996, he opened his first bakery, Rue Monge, in the heart of the Quartier Latin in Paris, France. It was an immediate success and as of today, Maison Kayser has over 100 shops in over 20 different countries! Some stores are located in some of the largest cities in the world, while others reside in smaller cities where customers equally enjoy fresh baked bread.

326f46613a482a50c095402bd161e9abEach Maison Kayser location around the world is organized in the pure tradition of the French Bakery. The most ancestral techniques are combined to produce bread, including the use of liquid leaven, and innovation with the most high performance, modern, state-of-the-art bakery equipment.

In August 2012, the first Maison Kayser opened in the United States, on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Since then, several other locations have opened in New York City to a wide reception and now in January 2016, Maison Kayser is opening their first restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Like Manhattan, Brooklyn is becoming another exciting and growing neighborhood so this was definitely a perfect location to open a new store. One thing for sure, each guest can expect to have the same delightful experience and service that is given in any of the other stores currently in operation.

Current and future New York City customers in should know, that in addition to having an artisanal French bakery retail shop, most Maison Kayser locations feature a French style sit-down café, that offer a wide selection of Eric’s favorite savory prepared dishes.

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