The Best Restaurants to Dine at During Fashion Week: Dick Page Shares His Hot Spots
If you’ve ever looked at Dick Page’s Instagram, you know that it’s utterly drool-inducing. When the pro isn’t painting famous faces, he appears to spend a lot of his free time in the kitchen, cooking up dishes like lamb with a side of potatoes, savoy cabbage, and mustard (bottom left), or a crispy masa harina fried skate, baked couscous with vegetables, sautéed escarole, and dill coleslaw with a good squeeze of lime” (bottom right). In other words, Page’s culinary skills are just as impressive as his maquillage, and he rivals Zac Posen as the Julia Child of fashion. (Food Network, take note.) Haute cuisine even inspires Shiseido’s reigning artistic director when it comes to product development—many of the colors in the current collection are based off of some of his most memorable meals. And it’s not just Page who brings a foodie sensibility to the table—the Japanese cosmetic giant owns a Michelin-star-rated restaurant, Faro Shiseido, in the Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo. Here, the backstage fixture and master of makeup shares his favorite dining hot spots around the world and what to order when you’re there. We suggest making a reservation in each city now before the Spring ’15 stampede arrives.
New York, USA: ACME, 9 Great Jones Street
What to order: Mackerel with radish, apple, and mustard (which inspired Shiseido’s Face Color Enhancing Trio in Apple [RD1], a palette filled with “sun-kissed shades of pink, gentle fawn, and light peach”). Feeling decadent? Ask for the foie gras and langoustine—a dish that’s similar in color to Lacquer Rouge in Ebi (RD321), a pinkish red liquid lipstick.
Paris, France: Semilla, 54 Rue de Seine
What to order: “Dorade ceviche, seared shiitake with Xeres vinegar, and all the vegetable preparations!”
London, England: Hereford Road, 3 Hereford Road, Westbourne Grove
What to order: Beetroot, sorrel, and cow’s curd, or lamb’s sweetbreads and green beans with mint.
Milan, Italy: Antica Trattoria Della Pesa, 10 Viale Pasubio
What to order: “Risotto al salto con rognoncino trifolati [crispy fried risotto 'cake' with veal kidneys and mushrooms] and foiolo [tripe] alla Milanese.”
Tokyo, Japan: Jyuso-ya, 2-4 Ogawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku
What to order: “Charcoal-grilled Tokyo negi [a kind of giant scallion] and all of the grilled chicken dishes!” Can’t hop a 14-hour flight for dinner? Swipe Shiseido’s Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Shoyu (BR623), a deep brown, for a smoky effect inspired by soy sauce.