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Elyse Pasquale is a food and travel writer and culinary adventurer exploring world cultures through the local cuisine. With a philosophy that food is living history, Elyse’s culinary journey has taken her to more than 60 countries. She has been profiled on CNN International, New York Daily News, The Daily Mail, AOL Travel and National Geographic Radio. She has appeared on national television in three continents and recently completed filming her own culinary adventure web series. Elyse has lived in New York City for two decades and is currently writing her first book, “Off the Beaten Plate.”

RESTAURANT PICKS

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THE MARROW

I can’t get enough of Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle’s German/Northern Italian restaurant, from its charming West Village locale to its stand-out signature dishes like duck schnitzel, handmade pastas and the eponymous “The Marrow,” served on the half-bone and topped with sea urchin. Save room for dessert; the restaurant’s ingenious pastry chef, Ginger Fisher, turns out remarkable fare – most notably, her ginger stout cake.

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SOBA-YA

 I have a thing for soba noodles – chewy, hand-pulled buckwheat noodles served cold or hot in a salty, soy-based broth. It’s the broth as much as the soba that has me coming back to this bustling East Village Japanese noodle house and slurping down hearty bowlfuls topped with salmon roe, wasabi and crunchy tempura.

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THE ELM

Some of the city’s finest new restaurants are opening in Brooklyn. In trendy Williamsburg, The Elm has everyone talking. Michelin-starred chef Paul Liebrandt (Corton) has branched out into the boroughs with his new/classic take on French cuisine at the King & Grove hotel. The seasonal menu, divided into “raw,” “land,” “sea” and “share,” shines in its elegant (yet indulgent) simplicity.