Soon watch Eleven Madison Park’s reopening post-renovation
A new show coming soon to Netflix will chronicle “the most significant historical and cultural events in the worlds of fashion, food, space, sports, and entertainment,” and has decided that last year’s renovation of Eleven Madison Park is worthy of that designation. 7 Days Out is from the creators of Chef’s Table and follows EMP owners Daniel Humm and Will Guidara and “their entourage” in the week leading up to the reopening, according to a Sony rep. Other episodes will include the Kentucky Derby, Westminster Dog Show, and Chanel’s haute couture fashion show. Netflix has no comment about the release of the show.
Russ & Daughters’ Brooklyn shop is coming together
After announcing it would be opening a massive new outpost in the Brooklyn Navy Yard back in 2016, it looks like Russ & Daughters is inching closer to finally opening its 14,000-square-foot operation, which will include a production kitchen, bakery, retail counter, and private event space. The iconic LES appetizing shop posted on Instagram that it’s “coming soon.” Stay tuned for updates.
Prolific restaurateur duo oversee food and beverage at new Times Square hotel
Aliz Hotel Times Square opened this week and features food and drink concepts from Yves Jadot and Alberto Benenati, the team behind NYC restaurants and bars like Dear Irving, the Raines Law Room, and XYST. There’s a cocktail lounge on the 40th and 41st floors of the hotel along with an upcoming ground-floor all-day restaurant that will open later this year.
Other coming attractions and closings
In the East Village, a new Mediterranean fusion restaurant serving soups, salads, kebabs and shawarma is going into the space at 200 Allen St. at East Houston, which has been under construction this summer. Meanwhile, Indian “taco” fast-casual joint Goa Taco shuttered its LES and Greenwich Village locations, officially no longer existing in NYC. Rise Coffee Company will replace the fast-casual shop’s location at 79 Delancey St., between Allen and Orchard streets.
Critic questions elite sommelier status
The Post’s Steve Cuozzo took a look at the recent Court Of Master Sommeliers scandal: The governing body for master sommelier accreditation disqualified 23 of the 24 people who passed its most recent exam after it was discovered that answers were leaked. Only 274 people have achieved master sommelier status since the four-part exam began in 1969, and not everyone in the wine world exalts this highly exclusive system, Cuozzo finds. “It’s mainly a club that nobody cares about, outside a handful of grape geeks,” an anonymous wine expert in NYC told him. Several standout somms around town haven’t taken the exam, like Le Bernardin’s Aldo Sohm, Cuozzo notes. As for Cuozzo’s standards for a great sommelier: “I’d rather see a somm’s eyes light up with sheer enthusiasm than listen to a spiel cribbed from Wikipedia.”