Matthew Robbins Eats Out

Matthew Robbins

Matthew Robbins is creative director of his namesake business Matthew Robbins Design in New York City. It has become the go-to place for planning weddings, events and celebrations of all sorts.  They specialize in doing it in the most unique and personal way. When Matthew lived in San Francisco I was the lucky recipient of many special floral deliveries. Matthew’s smile has always brightened my day. And, I feel very honored that he took time out of his busy schedule to answer my foodie questionnaire. A few  years back I celebrated my birthday at his showroom in NYC – he really took the time to make the event look and feel like me. Our theme was pink – my favorite color.

Matthew and I on my birthday in his NYC showroom. Image / Jack Meyers

He writes an ongoing blog for the Martha Stewart Weddings website, The Huffington Post, and and has given classes and lectures around the world, including South By Southwest and the upcoming Engage!12. He has been a regularly featured guest on both Martha Stewart Show and Martha Stewart Living Radio. He most recently published Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings – a great guide to your queer or straight wedding.

Matthew answers my foodie questionnaire here:

What is your favorite dessert?

So hard to pick just one. I think my favorite dessert is still a delicious, classic almond torte. I could have this for breakfast, after lunch or dessert. Sort of amazing with an espresso. My second choice would have to be Juanita’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake…. so awesome! I like simple desserts. When they get complicated they lose their magic.

What restaurant would you call your home?

I feel super happy and at home when I’m at Blue Hill Stone Barns in New York. Only thirty minutes from the city but feels like you are hours removed from the craziness. They always create the most beautiful, inspired and delicious things with vegetables…especially in summer! I love the people who run the restaurant and I feel like part of the family when I’m there.

What is the strangest or most inspiring thing you’ve ever eaten?

I will go for most inspiring as I’m not into strange food. The simplest, inspired by the countryside, most amazing thing ever has to be handmade Umbricelli pasta in Italy with freshly shaved black truffles all over! So good I could just cry thinking about it.

What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a kid?

As a kid I lived for Honey Nut Cheerios. I would drizzle more honey on top and add banana…perfection! Loved the crunchy oat flavor with the mushy banana.

What is your favorite food to pig-out on after the club?

My absolute favorite, being out late, drinking too much, being crazy food is a good batch of yummy, thin and salty french fries. Combine with good champagne and you are really in heaven!