…for the (last) week at Serious Eats New York. Plus, “Lunch for One,” and “The Dessert Files” ^_^
The Dessert Files: SWEET at the New York Wine and Food Festival
Lunch for One: Columbine
Gingerbread at Locanda Verde
Prune’s Breton Butter Cake
Sweet Potato and Pie Crust at Momofuku Noodle Bar
Pumpkin Ice Cream at Sundaes & Cones
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pudding at Sugar Sweet Sunshine
A bunch of exciting things going on…Zubair and I are going to Jamaica on Thursday! But till then, check out Zubair’s (until now, secret) Pashtun hat collection.
I was at his place on Saturday, when he pulled out a hat.
“Oh! I have not seen this hat before!”
“I collect them!”
“What? Hats? You collect hats too?!?!” (only now he tells me…)
“Well, I collect these type of hats…”
He walked into the bedroom, opened a secret storage box, and bababoom, all these Pashtun hats fly out. I swear, it was like magic.
And logically, of course, we all put them on and posed for a photo ^_^ In the first photo, from top to bottom you’ve got Arlon, Khalid (Zubair’s brother), Zubair and myself.
You bet we had a blast taking these photos, hehehe.
Friday night: Zubair and nothing but sweetbreads at Prune.
Saturday morning: brunch at Prune.
And then on Sunday evening, Zubair and I found ourselves once again drawn there, this time for a tasting of their 10th anniversary menu, with a side of bone marrow. I think we have a new favourite neighborhood spot ^_^
At brunch, licorice coins comes with the check. But during dinner you get chunks of Belgian chocolate.
Post-brunch, we spent the rest of Saturday running errands, knicks and knacks. I had dinner with Robyn, and we both went to the SWEET fest. And the next evening, after a day on the Upper East and West, we were back…
…this time for the special prix fixe dinner. We tacked on an order of bone marrow. Because. I tell you, that bone marrow is insane.
Love the marrow at Minetta Tavern, as well as Blue Ribbon’s version, but this is by far my favourite. Oysters and chocolate may be aphrodisiacs for some people, but it’s bone marrow that goes on my list :)
Then on to the prix fixe: monkfish liver with warm buttered toast…
…roasted beets aioli with their greens…
…braised rabbit in vinegar sauce…
…and finally…Breton Butter Cake and muscat.
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New York, NY 10003