Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

Behind the Swinging Doors: A Look Inside Gander's Kitchen (Slideshow)

Behind the Swinging Doors: A Look Inside Gander's Kitchen (Slideshow)

Check out our photos of the New York City restaurant kitchen in action

Jane Bruce

We stopped by the kitchen on a Monday at noon.

Behind the Swinging Doors: A Look Inside Gander's Kitchen

Jane Bruce

We stopped by the kitchen on a Monday at noon.

Brisket

Jane Bruce

The brisket is braised, then shredded and rolled to make their brisket tots with potato and mustard.

Plating Tomato Salad

Jane Bruce

Schenker's tattoo-covered arms delicately plates their heirloom tomato salad with burrata, Cabernet vinegar, and caraway crisps.

Making Crackers

Jane Bruce

Their house-made crackers are 100% lard-infused. Schenker gets a look at the back of the camera after this shot and says, "That’s a good shot! Look at you!"

Chanterelles

Jane Bruce

Chanterelles soak in water for the mushroom “Shepherd’s Pie” with thyme.

Experimenting

Jane Bruce

The chefs experiment while the kitchen is slow. "Really, really, really good," Schenker says of this octopus dish, "It could probably use a little more spice."

Prep in the Kitchen

Jane Bruce

On the left, a line cook removes corn from the cob, and on the right is a prep list for the day.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Jane Bruce

An heirloom tomato salad sits ready for the dining room.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


The Best of Rome Semester - TOP TEN!

Ah, the peaceful and tranquil town of Assisi. All chaos disappears in this beautiful, well-preserved town of the medieval ages. At night, the peace and quiet is more intense so that you can practically hear a kicked pebble click on the street from a block away. It was a place where I felt very comfortable walking around alone at any time of the day or night. It was also a place that inspired prayer, silence, meditation and contemplation. The hermitage at the top of the mountain overlooking Assisi was the height of all this peace (no pun intended). The views from the mountain and even from some of the high piazzas in Assisi were splendid, overlooking miles upon miles of the Italian countryside. It was like being on a retreat where time ceased to exist, but day and night still existed. God’s presence could be felt everywhere I went. The saddest part was that we only spent 24 hours there. I could have spent at least a week there! I could have lived here too, but I can only hope to go back someday.


Watch the video: Štědrovečerní vegetariánská večeře (December 2021).