Fine dining chef Eric Huang pivots to making fried chicken in Queens so good it has 6-week wait

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens (WABC) — As many people and businesses have had to pivot during the pandemic, a gourmet chef in NYC has found success with fried chicken. In fact, it’s become so popular you can only order it online and only if you know the secret code.

“People just really want to eat something great and have it conveniently delivered,” said Eric Huang, chef, and owner of Pecking House.

It sounds great, but fried chicken was never the plan for this former fine-dining chef.

Huang spent 10 years cooking in some of New York’s most exclusive restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park, which was voted best in the world four years ago.

He left last January with ill-fated hopes of running his own high-end kitchen.

“I was like, I want to be a Michelin star chef and that’s what I worked toward for 10 years, and then obviously

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21 Of The Best Food Delivery Boxes For Fine Dining At Home This Valentine’s Day

Eat like the Italians, with this Soho restaurant’s monthly-changing regional food box and allow yourself to be transported from Tuscany to Veneto.

Choose between ‘Campo’ (vegetarian), ‘Maccellaio’ (meat), and ‘Mare’ (sea) three-course menus. In February, boxes will be a hearty fare for one of the coldest months of the year. Expect baked scallops with parmesan, lemon, thyme and pumpkin ‘in saor’ to start, followed by warming mains of Maiale al latte – a signature northern Veneto dish where pork shoulder is cooked long and slow in milk and spices. For the veggies, there’s the restaurant favourite spinach and ricotta malfatti with brown butter and sage. To finish, a generous portion of Tiramisu, a household favourite and a dessert said to have originated in the Venetian city of Treviso.

For Valentine’s Day, their San Valentino feast has you starting in Venice with DIY white peach bellinis, before journeying south to

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Turn dinnertime into a classy affair by ordering from some of the best restaurants in Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Belfast: Jimmy C/lateef.photography
Turn dinnertime into a classy affair by ordering from some of the best restaurants in Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Belfast: Jimmy C/lateef.photography

Restaurants and the hospitality industry have been hit hard by lockdown measures, and many have introduced delivery services to help them survive.

Let’s face it, we’re all getting tired of our own cooking after countless weeks into being stuck at home, and a takeaway satisfies our cravings for flavoursome food from our favourite eateries.

Some, such a Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, have created DIY kits to allow you to recreate dishes in your kitchen.

However, if you’re feeling lazy or simply looking for a fine dining experience from a more upmarket restaurant, many have now started doing food delivery or collection. You may have even planned to visit before lockdown scuppered your plans, so now is your chance to enjoy it from home.

It’s perfect

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The fine dining restaurants now delivering food

Restaurants and the hospitality industry have been hit hard by lockdown measures, and many have introduced delivery services to help them survive.

Let’s face it, we’re all getting tired of our own cooking after ten weeks into being stuck at home, and a takeaway satisfies our cravings for flavoursome food from our favourite eateries.

Some, such a Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, have created DIY kits to allow you to recreate dishes in your kitchen.

However, if you’re feeling lazy or simply looking for a fine dining experience from a more upmarket restaurant, many have now started doing food delivery or collection. You may have even planned to visit before lockdown scuppered your plans, so now is your chance to enjoy it from home.

It’s perfect for date nights and celebrating special occasions like a birthday or anniversary.

From across the UK, ahead are eight places we can’t wait

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