I feel like I was very young when I first read about the opening of Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote in New York City. I was excited to go there, for finally, I thought, there was a place that would tax neither my intellectual capabilities nor my wallet, all the while electrifying my mouth. A set menu, at one low price (then $24, now pushing $30), for one cut of meat (plus fries, and a salad), dressed with a secret sauce. But in reality, I wasn’t so young (it was 2009) and I didn’t get any younger. Instead, I got busy, and never stopped by. Still, the restaurant proved to be such a hit (no surprise, as it originated in Paris, fifty years earlier), that there’s now another one, downtown. I haven’t been there, either, though I hear it’s just as nice. (590 Lexington Ave., at the corner of 52nd St. 212-758-3989.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.