This post begins my short farewell to NYC tour. These will be many of my favorite places in NYC so I won’t be writing much because I’ve said it all before and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
oysters and pearls
salad of greenmarket squash, jingle bell peppers, picholine olive tapenade, aged parmesan and romesco
butter poached maine lobster, forest mushroom “tortellini,” green asparagus and sauce americaine
herb roasted elysian fields farm lamb, ruby beets, hakurei turnips, marcona almonds, and green peppercorn jus
“velvet elvis,” banana creme fraiche sherbet, peanut butter sabayon, and TKO crumble
I don’t mind the food court feel of Bouchon Bakery at the Time Warner Center as it somehow then seems appropriate to visit post-gym still wearing workout clothes. Consistently perfect. And I would love the recipe for the piquillo marmalade which elevated this avocado toast.
avocado toast, piquillo marmalade, pickled red onion, radish, feta, pain de campagne
I know I am completely spoiled because I can drop into Le Bernardin for lunch any time that I want.
New Englander – Boodles gin, cranberry, yuzu juice
Sea Scallop – slivers of sea scallop, shaved fennel, citrus vinaigrette
Carrot Soup – Maine lobster, yuzu foam
Striped Bass – baked striped bass, sweet potato, sofrito sauce
Merluza – sauteed Merluza, pea shoots, shitake mushroom broth
Peruvian Chocolate – warm chocolate cake, caramelized fig, spiced chocolate ice cream
While this fantastic classic burger was all that I had, I found it particularly noteworthy because of the amount of ketchup served on the side. As someone who can easily polish off a bottle of ketchup in two sittings I am always disappointed when I order fries and end up with one of those sad small stainless cups that is half full. As crazy as it sounds I will go back for this burger on the basis of the ketchup quantity alone. Finally somebody has gotten this right!
On those days when you feel absolutely dreadful chicken soup is an absolute necessity and Bouchon Bakery’s has to be the best in NYC. A glass of wine, a lovely view and a fantastic salad later the day was much brighter.
Salmon salad – Scottish salmon, quinoa, market vegetables, hazelnuts, house vinaigrette