Fashion designer and New York City native Zac Posen mixes his fashion with his food, and we thoroughly approve. Posen, who launched his first collection in 2001, is known for his innovative yet classic designs, as well as for dressing big names like Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Gwyneth Paltrow, and, everyone’s favorite style icon, Michelle Obama. Those less focused on fasion and more focused on eating things might know him as the guy who custom designed the suits for the staff at Carbone.
Posen was recently a judge on Project Runway and also developed the Zac Posen Scholarship for Fashion Design at The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to mentor young designers. So yeah, he's got some things going on. As for the #EEEEEATS, check out Zac's New York restaurant picks (all ten of them), and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the full suite of social information.
zac's "perfect for" picks
"I recommend Omen for traditional sashimi and incredible homemade udon noodles. The atmosphere resembles a hidden treasure in Kyoto. Don’t forget to make a reservation!"
"La Grenouille for its iconic, romantic ambience and spectacular food. The staff is impressive and friendly!"
"I can dine solo anywhere, but I enjoy sitting at EN Brasserie’s bar and eating great Japanese-Fusion food."
"The Four Seasons Restaurant is impressive and iconic but has a comforting feeling of security."
"Le Bernardin is incomparable."
"Michaels, frequented by the most powerful players. Lunch can last over two hours at Michaels."
"The Fennel & Bottarga Pizza from Otto is incredible. I wish Mario Batali would open more around the city!"
"Peter Lugar has the best steaks in city with the most delicious steak sauce!"
"Sant Ambroeus uptown. Their traditional espressos and cappuccinos are just like in Milan."
"One of my favorite chicken soups in the city is at Tea & Sympathy. Their fish and chips are delicious if you’re in the mood to indulge."