|Braised shortrib, bacon, asparagus, celery root aioli bocadillo. I absolutely loved this. It almost didn't seem fair that I had to share it with 3 other people!|
|Truffled chestnut soup, duck and mushroom hash, fried quail egg and pistachio. Hands down, the best soup I've ever had. It was truffly, nutty, creamy and simply lick-the-bowl good. I want more!|
|Diver scallops with cider demi-glace, benton's bacon and shaved apple. I usually think scallop dishes are underwhelming but this was perfect. I don't know who benton is but he sure makes some good bacon.|
I came back on Sunday afternoon, relatively early but not early enough to cheer on the bf for his first ever half marathon. To make up for missing it, I went to EATaly and picked up some super fresh groceries for a "I Ran a Half Marathon" dinner. I made Angus porterhouse with a shiitake gorgonzola sauce served with crispy potatoes and sauteed kale. It was simply delicious, if I do say so myself. And yes, if you run a half marathon, I'll make you this dinner too!
|This was enough steak to feed three people!|
I had no work on Columbus Day so took the opportunity to finally check out the most talked about brunch place in the city, Clinton St. Baking Co. I foolishly thought that on a random Monday morning, there wouldn't be that bad of a line. I forgot that half of NYC doesn't have regular schedules and tourists are everywhere. Even at 11am, the wait was over an hour for two! So I got a coffee, the New York Times and waited. It was worth the wait!
|Wild Maine blueberry pancakes with warm maple butter. These really are THAT good. Probably one of the top in NYC. I usually don't even want more than a few bites of pancakes, but I ate most of these.|
|This was the farmer's plate with soft scrambled eggs, farmhouse cheese, herb roasted tomatoes, and a biscuit (substituted for the normal sourdough toast.) It was hard to choose the savory dish since this is my first time and I wanted everything. The eggs were scrambled just right, which is rare at most brunch places. The biscuit is super flaky and oh so delicious with the strawberry jam!|
|Sugar cured bacon. No matter what you order here, you must get this bacon. End of story.|