7/8/18 O&A NYC FOOD/SUNDAY BRUNCH: Blackberry Margarita Smash!

Blackberry Margarita Smash! is a glass of summer. Sweet ripe Blackberries and Tequila, Triple Sec and Cointreau will lift move than your Sunday Brunch.  Continue reading

7/4/18 O&A NYC FOOD: Vodka Watermelon Cooler The Perfect July 4th Cocktail

Vodka Watermelon Cooler is a simple and refreshing boozy watermelon cooler that is perfect for these hot summer days and your 4th of July backyard BBQ! Continue reading

2/14/18 O&A NYC FOOD- VALENTINE’S DAY: 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails

This 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails Recipe is the absolute best way to cook a quick and elegant Valentine’s Day lobster dinner. Continue reading

2/10/18 O&A NYC FOOD/SUNDAY BRUNCH: Lobster Rolls

Lobster Roll make an elegant Sunday brunch that will allow you to spend more time entertaining and less in the kitchen. This recipe will show you on how to easily cook lobsters at home and create a delicious and amazing dish.


800 ml water to boil the lobster
1 kg live small lobsters, or you only need a half kilo if they are already cooked
45 gr of mayonnaise
Lemon juice
A pinch of salt
Ground black pepper
Three pieces of hot dog buns
30 gr of unsalted butter


 1. First, prepare a pot and fill with water. Turn on the heat and cook the water until boiling. Then, add    the lobsters and don’t forget to put the lid on. Cook the lobsters for around 8 minutes or until you can see the lobsters has turned light red. Next, remove the lobster and let it rest for a while to cool.

2. After the lobsters are cooled enough, you can crack the shells. You need to do this carefully to pick the meat out of its tail and claws. If you have gathered all of the meat, then you need to cut the meat into small pieces or specifically into bite-sized pieces.

3. In a medium bowl, put the mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, salt, black pepper and the chives. Combine these ingredients until they are completely mixed. After that, you may set this aside and prepare other ingredients. To continue, you may prepare the hot dog buns.

4. Here, you need to trim both sides of the buns for about a quarter inch. Also, don’t forget to spread the butter on top of the buns. Then, prepare a skillet and turn the heat up over medium heat. Toast the buns on it for a few minutes until they turn golden brown. Next, you may add the lobster into the buns as the fillings.

If you have reached this step, then you have finished cooking the dish, and you can immediately serve your homemade Lobster Rolls that taste as best as the fresh lobster. Moreover, it is combined with a delicious sauce that can make your lobsters taste much delicious. Thus, you won’t regret this.

8/23/17 O&A NYC FOOD AND EVENT PLANNING: O&A NYC with Rita Rubino: Ten Plan Ahead Tips For Your Next Party

By Rita Rubino

Have you ever thrown a party or gathering and found yourself so busy during the event that you didn’t even talk to any of your guests? Well, here are some do ahead tips to help you enjoy your party. Continue reading

7/13/17 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: 7-Pepper Crusted Striploin

7-Pepper Crusted Striploin takes your grilling experience up a notch with a striploin unlike any other. Continue reading

12/31/16 O&A NYC SPICING UP THE NEW YEAR: Champagne Jelly Flutes


Champagne Jelly Flutes are a dramatic and festive sparkling treat best scooped with a spoon. A perfect light desert for a New Years Eve Party or a New Years Day brunch. Continue reading

12/29/16 O&A NYC FOOD TO BRING IN 2017- Holiday Appetizers: Spicy Harrissa Black Eyed Pea Hummus



Spicy Harissa Black-Eyed Pea Hummus is a creamy, flavorful dip that makes a wonderful, seasonal alternative to chickpea hummus. Black-eyed peas are thought to bestow luck and prosperity to those who eat them on New Year’s Eve. In the American South, where black-eyed peas have been cultivated as early as the 17th century, they’re often eaten with pork and greens, and at this time of year you’ll see many recipes for Hoppin’ John. Continue reading