The Chefs and Restaurants That Won Social Media This Week

  • Má Pêche’s pork chop for two now comes with ramps. (Photo: @momolongplay)
  • Just gonna go ahead and hashtag this for  @chefconor: #porkperfection.
  • There is no other kind of happy hour. (Photo: @coolhaus)
  • Porchetta dip with sauce and a 24-ounce PBR = dinner. (or snack) of champions. (Photo: @wildcraftpizza)
  • Am I staring at salmon and caviar toasts or Giza? (Photo: @ericripert)
  • Oh, hmm, what? Were you busy before you looked at this Crème Brûlée doughnut from @doughnutplant? Not anymore.
  • @frankcastronovo enjoys some clams at Don Peppe in Queens.
  • This grilled spelt pizza has the first mustards and charred greens from the garden, an eight-year cheddar, Narragansett mozzarella, and a “shit ton of Buraschi olive oil.” Nice, @matthewjennings.
  • Apparently the Murray Berry is a big deal. (Photo: @sqirl_confitures)
  • @jamieoliver is back on the roundup with grilled white fish and smoked pancetta with minty smashed peas.
  • Andrew Zimmern ate a smothered beef sandwich at Emil’s in Pennsylvania, and I want it.
  • Scallops, osetra, lobster, razor clams, abalones, and not one thing missing. (Photo: @maisonpremiere)
  • This ombré cake for Bloomingdales from @magnoliabakerynyc has approximately one billion icing swirls.

Following friends who eat out a lot on Instagram and Twitter is one way to stay on top of the food scene, but why not go straight to the source? Chefs are just as likely to wield smartphones as Japanese knives these days, and they often bring you behind the scenes at their restaurants, tweeting brand-new specials, off-the-menu creations, and experimental dishes in the works.

This week, while you were borrowing someone’s beach home to spend a leisurely (drunk) Memorial Day, our favorite insta chefs were hard at work churning out delicious food for holidaymakers. Cool Haus made about a bazillion ice cream sandwiches, Eric Ripert produced the fanciest sandwiches ever (natch), and Chris Cosentino showcased a gallery-worthy terrine. So if you missed these eats because you were working on your best sunburn and hangover, don’t fret— we’ve got all the feasts you wish you could eat, straight ahead.

Click through the gallery above to see which chefs and restaurants that killed the social media game this week.


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