Sugar Rush’ed…

Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich from Columbine in Tribeca

…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

His Pashtun Hats!

Hi! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while – between getting sick and work, I’m only now getting myself together. Super thank you for all the get well wishes! ^_^

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.

Happy Tuesday!

Was Under, Now Better

I was under the weather all this week…cold, cough, you name it. And Zubair, being the very thoughtful gentleman he is, stopped by the other night with warm hugs, medicine and dinner cooked by his mom…lamb chops, ground beef, and bell peppers. Feeling better already ^_^

Prune: 1, 2, 3

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 ^_^

There are four seats at the bar, and we always sit at the two closest to the kitchen. Our favourite bartender is a incredibly sweet woman, she is awesome with the drinks and just stunning.

After our late Friday snack, we tucked away in bed, and woke up early the next morning. To start the day: Abra├žo. Drip coffee to go, a walk down to Russ & Daughters and then Prune.

We arrived as they opened for Saturday brunch and only had a brief 15 minute wait – not bad at all. We shared two entrees and a side order of housemade lamb sausages.

First up, steak and eggs – a 7 oz. prime dry-aged ribeye with parsley-shallot butter and two eggs, toasted English muffin and potatoes rosti…

…and an order of the Fried Oyster Omelette with Remoulade Sauce. And Tabasco + powdered sugar to dip on the side.

Take a peek inside ^_^

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.

::swoon:: ^_^

Prune
54 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-6221