Last weekend will forever be remembered as “The Weekend”. We are still talking about it. We are talking about it with people who don’t really care to hear about it. Like when you have young kids and talk about them constantly even with childless parents who don’t particularly care to hear that nonsense but you don’t care since you are getting a certain enjoyment out of it. Yes, it was that kind of weekend…
Friday – 10 courser at Jungsik with the Hummus Whisperer. One of the best meals I ever had at perhaps the only swanky Korean in the city. Somewhat romantic which made things a bit interesting and uncomfortable for HW. The food was truly a work of art. Foie Gras, salads like I never had before, and about 16 magnificent courses all together if you count all the freebies. And with all the glitziness and professionalism we couldnt help but imagine them dimming the lights for a minute and crank out a special Gangnam Style bday dance
Saturday – 10 courser with the wife at Aska. One of the most highly anticipated and talked about places in the city at the moment. Just us and 18 other diners incluing 2 that looked like Michelin inspectors at the back of an art studio in Williamsburg. Whelk (sea snails), Blood pudding crackers, dehydrated scallops, apple sauce with baby formula, heavy accent chefs come out to explain every dish was only part of the experience. One that we’ll never forget. Ok, there was no baby formula but thats the one place that can pull it off
Sunday – “Normal” meal with the family at Louro in West Village. On top of my list to try for so long no more. Did sort of a tasting menu of our own and besides a few surprising clunkers and a a fancy diner like feeling, another fantastic meal in the city. Some of the best chicken in recent memory. Sort of an American, Italian, Portuguese influenced menu that changes almost on a daily basis by a celebrity chef (David Santos) with a menu OCD
Monday – Unplanned lunch at Cafe Kashkar in Brighton Beach. Delicious Uighur food. Amazing Lagman noodles specialties including a ramen-like soup. Another example that you can find any cuisine you want in NYC. You Googling Uighur arent you?