Some of the best eating we’ve done in 2012 was outside of NYC. Mainly in New Orleans, Israel, and Turks and Caicos. But there was plenty of eating in our back yard…
Marea – Astice. Nova Scotia lobster + creamy Burrata, + Eggplant al funghetto + beautiful pesto drops = pure ecstasy in every bite. I remember the feeling while eating it. The Spaghetti with crab and fusilli not too shabby either. Photo below courtesy of bionicgrrrl at Bionicbites
Zabb Elee – Pad Ped Moo Krob. Crispy fried and refried pork, green peppercorn, ginger, Thai eggplant and spicy curry. A lot of heat and a lot flavor
Aldea – Shrimp Alhinho – loved the dish, not the meal. Large succulent shrimp with a nice complex sauce. Well done!
Alta – bacon wrapped dates. Skip the other half of the dish (the olives) and get more of these babies. Bacon never tasted that good.
Scarpetta – Rabbit Agnolotti – Perfectly cooked rabbit in those pillowy delicate Agnolotti bursting with flavor (silence of the lambs sound)
Roberta’s – Bee sting pizza. Great tasting pie. Spicy Sopressata (spicier than other Sopressata I’ve had) and the added honey contributed to interesting contrasting flavors. Liked it more than Paulie Gee’s similar Delboy. Or maybe it was the waitresses
Sanrasa – Lamprie. This Dutch influenced Sri Lankan classic is a piece of art. Rice, meat, curry, caramelized onions, cashews, all baked wrapped in banana leaf. What a great dish
Gazala’s Place – Hummus with lamb and pine nuts. Nuttiest, creamiest, freshest Hummus I’ve had in NYC.
Minetta Tavern – Black Label burger. Best burger we ever had. 50% of it is prime 48 day aged rib eye.
Danji – Chicken wings. This gourmet Korean tapas joint serves some mean chicken wings. Cant wait to have them again.
Great list- now I have to start making some reservations! xoo Gigi
Thanks G! Happy eating in 2013
Suggestions for 2013 –
Jungsik (now you have a gift card so use it)
Roberta’s (again) during their annual festival
Murray’s Cheese Bar
Ise – lunch with me (you don’t know what you are missing).