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Sea Salt


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New York City, NY

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Find | Ingredients - Salt

It’s a very delicate pink, fresh salt from an estuary in Australia with salt deposits. It’s very clean with a lot of clay in it; it’s very nice.



Sea Salt

I’m British and it’s a British salt, but it really is one of my favorites.




Paul Liebrandt is the executive chef and co-owner of Corton in New York, NY.


Paul uses classic French technique and adds his own contemporary aesthetic style to create award-winning cuisine. He has been honored with two Michelin stars and was named one of Food and Wine’s Best New Chefs.

Chef Paul Liebrandt | Recommendations

January 23, 2013

Photo Credits: Evan Sung | Evan Sung | Melissa Hom

New York, NY

Violet Sea Salt / Sel Violette


Violet sea salt, which is so pristine, white and clean. I just love it on on a little piece of fish.

La Boîte à Epice Cancale Blend


Sea Salt Blend

It’s a really lovely salt from Lior Lev Sercarz. He blends French fleur de sel with smoked orange and fennel seed. We use it as seasoning salt. It goes really well with vegetables.

North Portland

3731 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227

T: 503.288.4633 / 1.888.388.4633

West Village

523 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

T: 212.645.4633 / 1.888.388.4633

Multiple Locations

Salt / Chocolate / Bitters / Flowers

Find | Spice Shops - New York City, NY

It is a really cool store. They have salt and chocolate in it, simple as that! I’m always a big kid when it comes to stuff like that. I love to go into this store and see 45 different kinds of chocolate from all over the world.  It’s like a discovery for me, because it’s all boutique stuff, so it’s all very interesting, high quality, small production craftsmen who are really putting their best effort in. It’s great to see that because you don’t see that so much these days.

724 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

T: 212.247.4407

Hell’s Kitchen

Spice & Biscuit Shop

Lior Lev Sercarz is amazing, he thinks in colors, in 4D, when it comes to spices, flavors, and interesting ideas of spice blends. He’s a fantastic guy and I’ve known him for years. We’ve worked together creating spice blends for Corton. He’s definitely someone that I would suggest to go see at his store.

Bien Cuit

120 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

T: 718.852.0200

Cobble Hill


Find | Bookshops - New york City, NY

Really nice, elegant breads all based on natural fermentation.

Kitchen Arts & Letters

1435 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

T: 212.876.5550

Upper East Side


Fantastic. Those guys are one of the last real book shops dedicated to the craft of beautiful cooking of all different kinds and they’re still going up against the Amazons and the Barnes and Nobles, but they’re one of the last independent guys that are out there.  So it’s really good to go and support them.

Find | Bakeries - New York City, NY

Blue Ribbon Sushi


119 Sullivan Street, New York, NY

T: 212.343.0404

Hell’s Kitchen

308 West 58th Street, New York, NY

T: 212.397.0404

Multiple Locations

Japanese / Sushi

Eat | Restaurants - New York City, NY

It’s always very good, it’s open late and it’s always been a strong favorite of mine. It’s very consistent, they have great fish, the rice is good, they are always so very nice, and it’s a lovely atmosphere.


77 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013

T: 212.226.1444


New American

It’s phenomenal. Matthew Lightner is awesome, like mad great chef, technically amazing, and really solid.

228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

T: 212.255.5757

West Village


I like to go here on a Sunday night and get any of their pasta dishes. Gabe’s a great chef. I think they make some of the best pasta in the city.

Dim Sum Go Go

5 East Broadway, New York, NY 10038

T: 212.732.0797


Chinese / Dim Sum

I’m a man of the classics, I like the Har Gow, the shrimp dumplings.  I think that’s a good standard - if you can do a really good Har Gow then that says a lot for your technique as a chef for the rest of the dim sum. The texture of it, the thickness of it, how well it’s wrapped and how well it’s cooked.

Saxon + Parole

316 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

T: 212.254.0350



Drink | Cocktails - New York City, NY

Linden Pride’s cocktails are very creative.  They’re really well balanced and very delicious. I’m really impressed with how well thought out they are.

Experimental Cocktail Club

191 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Lower East Side


I like the stylistic nature of it. I like the room and the cocktails are great.

Weather Up

159 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013

T: 212.766.3202



I’m not one for going to a place because it’s trendy. I’m more about the quality of the product that they serve. I’ll go into Weather Up after work every now and again. It is a nice, calming place to sit, the atmosphere is all white tiles and it’s elegant.