5 Things We Love This Week: Wine, Onsens, and Markets

TAOP Staff

This week, some of our favorites include picks from chef Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood and Anders Arhoj of Arhoj Studio in Copenhagen. See what’s on the list!


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“Owned by a lovely young couple – Ann Redding and Matt Danzer – who also own Uncle Boons. Charming and thoughtful restaurant, with straightforward food. A place I would go to weekly if I lived in New York.”

Christopher Kostow
Chef/Owner, The Restaurant at Meadowood
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“The founder, Jordan Salcito, and I worked together at several NYC restaurants, and I remember when she had the idea to start her own wine label. So to see it from idea to now several vintages deep is so inspiring. Not to mention, every year is so delicious.”

Stephen Torres
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Hakone Yuryo


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“I am obsessed about onsens – hot spring and bathing facilities, typically outdoors and without swim suits which is totally natural in both Japan and my own country Denmark. It’s wonderful to lie outside in 40°C hot water and look into the beautiful mountain forest. Hakone Yuryo is less than 1 hour on train from Tokyo.”

Anders Arhoj
Founder, Studio Arhoj
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Seyine Park


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“Everything about this museum is absolutely remarkable – the location, the design, the collection. The Whitney Museum of American Art focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary American artists and consistently curates exhibitions with powerful pieces that will lure you in for hours. Don’t miss out on their Portraits Collection – there’s something intangible about the way artists portray humans. I’m fascinated by the distinct mood, emotion, and contemplation these pieces provoke.

There are multiple floors connected by an exterior staircase, so as you finish each floor you can glide out to soak up the sun and views of the city and the Hudson River before you head back inside. (Also, its right on the High Line and just a short walk from Chelsea Market – which all together makes for a perfect day in the city!)”

Seyine Park
Editor, The Art Of Plating


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“Anywhere I travel to, I love visiting different markets. You get to see life happening and locals living their day to day lives. I don’t think there’s anything that captures a city’s food culture more than it’s markets. That’s why Union Square Green Market is so special. I love the juxtaposition of beautiful fresh produce perfectly laid out in between the hustle and bustle, concrete jungle of NYC. It’s also really enchanting to visit the birthplace of inspiration and ideas for so many chefs.”

Maria Nguyen
Editor-in-Chief, The Art of Plating