Windows on the World Wine and Food Book

Kevin Zraly, Author, Hermann Reiner, Author Sterling Publishing (NY) $19.95 (160p) ISBN 978-0-8069-4812-6
This cuisine is as haute as the location of the restaurant complex known as Windows on the World, situated at the top of Manhattan's World Trade Center. Delicate portions of such fare as scallop of salmon with soy beurre blanc and azuki sprouts, and sauteed Hudson Valley duck liver with truffles, exquisitely presented in color photos, will delight the gourmet. Zraly, wine director of Windows on the World, which stores 60,000 bottles on its premises, guides the reader through the intricacies of wine selection with refreshingly down-to-earth humor. His Ten Commandments of Wine and Food include: ""Thou shalt not take out a second mortgage on thy home to enjoy a good bottle of wine.'' The graphics are as fresh and light as the food, with New Yorker cartoons added for spice. Executive chef Reiner, who inflexibly uses ounces and pounds rather than cups and tablespoons (``Every serious cook has a food scale at home'') may have a point: only serious cooks will attempt many of these dishes; others may prefer to make reservations at Windows. (April 5)
Reviewed on: 10/28/1986
Release date: 11/01/1986
Hardcover - 978-0-517-05463-5
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