Fashion week has arrived again, and the west side of Manhattan is bursting at the seams with the most elite fashion insiders on the planet. The myth that “fashion people” don’t eat is put to shame by this article by Condé Nast Traveler. Food is the new black and every style conscious human not only knows how to wear their new J.W. Anderson Sweater but also where to be seen eating in it. For this month the global highlight is on fashion, but when these people eat, they eat well. Check out the most stylish eateries around the globe and find out where to spot your favorite fashion tastemakers.
New York (Left Image):
CONSERVE “Épicerie Boulud is the place to people-watch. It’s near Lincoln Center, where Fashion Week is held. Most people just pick at fruit [1900 Broadway].”
SPLURGE “Lots of designers show their collections in galleries and warehouses in west Chelsea. The best place here is Trestle on Tenth. The super-tender short rib braised in cider [above] is the dish to get [242 Tenth Ave.; 212- 645-5659; entrées from $14].”
CONSERVE “A light meal means two cappuccinos [above] at Cova, which has a tearoom for fancily dressed grannies [Via Montenapoleone 8].”
SPLURGE “I die just thinking about the rigatoni alla Bagutta from Bagutta, a legendary restaurant with walls covered in murals by modern artists [Via Bagutta 14; 39-02-7600-2767; entrées from $26].”
CONSERVE “When I’m being good, I’ll have a plate of the jamón Ibérico at Da Rosa, a Spanish café near Le Meurice hotel. It’s fun to watch all the young fashion folk flit about [7 rue Rouget de L’Isle; 33-1-77-37- 37-87; entrées from $20].”
SPLURGE “Le Grand Colbert is one of the few restaurants in Paris that’s open on Sunday. Lobster with fries [above] is my usual indulgence [2 rue Vivienne; 33-1- 42-86-87-88; entrées from $33].”