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New Yorkers Enjoy New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant

 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman and the Mooncusser, Writer/Author Olga Horvat Entrepreneur Adam Falletta and Owner Alison Price Becker of Alison Eigh...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actor Bill-Lee Lanndis, Life Coach Susan Korwin and Realty TV Star Grace Forster on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant in Chelsea, New YorkVideo Segme...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Bill Lee Lanndis and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane  poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Coach/Author Susan Korwin and Dr. Robert Korwin pose for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Bill Lee Lanndis, Life Coach /Author Susan Korwin and Dr. Korwin poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Bill Lee Lanndis and Dr. Korwin   pose for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CEO of BlabBot.com Adam Falleta and Author Olga Horvat pose for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Bill Lee Lanndis and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane  poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Bill Lee Lanndis and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane  poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Bill Lee Lanndis and Bandleader Dave Gross from Mandology poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Coach/Author  Susan Korwin and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane  poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Author Olga Horvat and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Coach/Author  Susan Korwin, Dr. Robert Korwin, Realty TV Star Grace Forster and Actor Bill Lee Lanndis pose for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Coach/Author Susan Kowin poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses on the pink carpet at on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses on the pink carpet at on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses on the pink carpet with Life Coach/Author  Susan Korwin and Dr.Robert Korwin at on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op on New Years Eve at Alison Eighteen Restaurant
 
 
Manhattanites enjoyed New Years Eve dining at the elegant Alison Eighteen Restaurant Located at 15 West 18th Street in  New York City.

Patrons dined on roast duck, rack of lamb and plenty of champagne while listening to two live bands, Django gypsy jazz band, then an acoustic rock set from  CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman and the Mooncussers,

CNBC's Steve Liesman is a faithful fan of the Rock and Roll Band The Grateful Dead.  When he's not giving us his daily reports on CNBC, the senior economics reporter is probably jamming with his band.  Liesman, a self-proclaimed rocker and  is the head guitarist for a group called The Mooncussers.


His band, which plays rocker favorites of The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Allman Brothers and the  Beatles continues to have
a steady gig at Alison Eighteen in New York's Flatiron District.

As CNBC's Senior Economics Reporter, Steve Liesman reports on the latest news of the economy including the Federal Reserve Bank.  He appears on the hit CNBC TV Show "Squawk Box"  and other economic finance programs throughout the course of a business day.

Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter broadcasting monetary policy, international economics and academic research.   At the Wall Street Journal, Liesman previously was employed as an energy reporter and, from 1996-98, as the Journal's Moscow bureau chief. He was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories written about the Russian financial markets crashing.

For more information about his rock band and their future events please visit
http://www.facebook.com/steveandthemooncussers

Other notable personalities that attended New Years Eve Celebration at Alison Eighteen Restaurant were Actor Bill-Lee Lanndis, Life Coach Susan Korwin, Dr. Robert Korwin, Author Olga Horvat, Entrepreneur, Chairman & CEO of BlabBot.com Adam Falleta, Photographer Carlo Mallol and Realty TV Star Grace Forster.


Alison Eighteen evokes 1920's Paris charm with cathedral high ceilings, custom French toile wallpaper, mirrors, candles and linen tablecloths,  Patrons enter the café passing a mahogany bar leading into a dining area with comfortable velvet banquettes. The menu features French-influenced American dishes drawing inspiration from local green markets and organic farms.
 
A true New Yorker, Alison Price Becker has been delighting diners with her signature “Alison” hospitality for over 20 years. From working with some of the industry’s greatest chefs and restaurateurs to opening four restaurants of her own, Alison is a veteran of the New York dining scene with an innate understanding of what good hospitality means. Her passion and meticulous attention to detail is discernible in every aspect of her work and has made her the successful restaurateur she is today.
 
Born and raised in New York City, Alison began her career as an actress. Despite her successful acting career, even co-starring as a Pink Lady in “Grease,” the work she did on the side within the restaurant industry won her attention and her heart.  In 1985, Alison began working for celebrated Chef Jonathan Waxman, first at Buds and then at his popular restaurant, Jams.  Alison went on to hone her hospitality skills in notable restaurants such as Jerom Kretchmer and Alfred Portale’s famed Gotham Bar and Grill and Serge Raoul and Thomas Keller’s acclaimed Rakel Restaurant, to name a few.  After four years of working with some of the country’s greatest chefs and restaurateurs, Alison decided to launch her own restaurant and in doing so she made her own indelible mark on Manhattan’s dining scene.
 
In May of 1989, Alison opened Alison on Dominick Street, her first restaurant in the Alison series. Viewed as one of New York City’s most romantic spots, Alison’s warm welcome and watchful eye ensured that the restaurant became extremely popular with both patrons and critics alike. The restaurant’s rustic yet elegant French cuisine influenced by the Basque region received two-star reviews from The New York Times from its inception to its closing in 2002. During this run, Alison opened her second restaurant in 1996, the equally successful Alison by the Beach in Wainscott, New York, and in 1998 opened up her first pop-up restaurant at the Inn at Quogue.  In 1999, Alison wrote her first cookbook, Kitchen Suppers: Good Food to Share with Good Friends (Doubleday, 1999), well-received for sharing not only recipes that Alison loves to cook for friends and family, but the stories behind those cherished meals.
After the close of Alison on Dominick, Alison moved Alison by the Beach to Bridgehampton, simply titling the new restaurant, Alison Restaurant.  From 2004 to 2008, she continued the quintessential “Alison” experience of simple, robust yet elegant dining that had garnered her so much acclaim, and after the restaurants closing she opened for one more summer as a pop-up, The Maidstone Arms Hotel.
 
 
In 2009, Alison returned to New York City as a consultant to brands including The Cooper Square Hotel, Kraft and PepsiCo, managing and catering events and helping to draft a practical, not “preachy” approach to making their products healthier.  This work prompted Alison to work closely with the former Southampton Superintendent to provide better alternatives for the local school lunch program.
 
In January 2012, the time, place and people were perfectly aligned in Alison’s return to Manhattan.  Her new partners, Michael Namer and Gary Spindler; and Executive Chef Robert Gurvich, former chef at Alison on Dominick, Alison by the Beach and The Maidstone Arms pop-up, have joined together to give guests’ the signature Alison experience they have and will continue to love.
 


For more information please visit http://alisoneighteen.com
 
 
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Pink Champagne Kisses and Happy New Year
Cognac Wellerlane
 
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