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Kitchen Inspiration with Lincoln Square Favorites

Jun 4, 2020
Kitchen Inspiration with Lincoln Square Favorites

Have you been working on mastering your cooking skills at home during NYC’s PAUSE? While unable to dine out at our favorite restaurants over the past few months, we’re all finding ourselves at home in the kitchen cooking much more. It can be hard to come up with new dishes to prepare without being a professional chef yourself, but luckily there are a few businesses in Lincoln Square that have posted inspiring challenges, recipes, and tips to help boost your confidence in the kitchen.

As we await returning to a nice sit-down meal at Lincoln Square’s best eateries, pick up some cooking tips from renowned culinary figure, Chef Michael Lomonaco. From his own kitchen, Chef Lomonaco of Porter House Bar and Grill (The Shops at Columbus Circle), has been posting cooking tutorials on his Instagram which you can access through The Shops at Columbus Circle's YouTube Channel. His recipes so far include eggplant parmesan, stuffed French toast, spring risotto, and more! Click here to learn some great recipes and get cooking.

Why not combine cooking with socializing? If you miss eating out with friends and family, use Whole Foods Market’s fun virtual cooking challenge guide as a way to virtually connect with your social circle while trying something new! You and your friends might end up finding your next signature dish. Click here for the cooking competition guide and get inspired to combine food and friendship while staying safe at home.

If you need more cooking inspiration, check out The Smith at Home and Café Fiorello’s Italian Market for specialty ingredients straight from the restaurants’ own dishes. With The Smith at Home you can purchase a vanilla bean French toast kit, jumbo diver scallops, and more to inspire more creativity in the kitchen. Or, purchase homemade pastas and sauces from Fiorello Italian Market to bring authentic Italian flare to your at-home dinners. Also, Rosa Mexicano has shared some recipes for margaritas and guacamole online to take family night or at-home date night to a delicious level.

There’s plenty of inspiration to go around the table with local Lincoln Square spots. Take dinner to a tasty level and maybe even a social event too! Also, for nights when cooking isn’t in the cards, check out other restaurants open for delivery and take-out here.

Photo credit: Whole Foods Market