Lobster salad @ Ai Fiori, Midtown East, NYC. March, 2011.
I had this as part of Ai Fiori $35 prix fixe lunch. The food was really good. The service was a bit off — we were not given a wine list. And when the first course came, the table that was 3 away ordered the same thing and the waitress took ours to give to the other table. Weak!
1:06 am • 2 April 2011
The Brooklyn Star, Williamsburg, NYC. March 2011.
So we went on re-opening day. The Brooklyn Star closed last year after a fire. It could be 1st day (I should learn by now, dont go to restaurants on opening day) issues, but the food was uneven.
Will go back and try it in a few months. The Dr. Pepper Ribs pictured was okay. Not like before.
10:21 am • 31 March 2011
The Black Hoof, Toronto, Canada. March, 2011.
The Black Hoof is a gastropub in Toronto that probably has the most buzz in Toronto right now.
They cure all their charcuterie in-house and it shows — it’s really good. The menu rotates frequently it seems, however, the stand out dishes during this meal were:
1. Tongue on a brioche
2. Foie parfait
3. Pig cheeks.
The meal was fantastic.
10:09 am • 30 March 2011 • 1 note
Empellon, West Village, NYC. March 2011
Alex Stupak’s much anticipated Mexican restaurant. Could be first week opening issues - but the food was a bit uneven. We ordered the beef tongue, lamb and carnitas tacos. The carnitas was VERY dry. The beef tongue was definitely the hit. However, even if he resolve the filing issues, the tortilla was dry. For a soft taco, it should not be DRY! The result = Uneven!
The desserts were really good, especially the sorbet cones. But you kind of expect that from a pastry chef.
11:50 am • 29 March 2011 • 3 notes
Sunday supper @ Restaurant B*A*R, Stockholm, Sweden - March, 2011.
Most places are closed on Sundays in Stockholm. Finding a good place for dinner is actually pretty hard. We were recommended to go to B*A*R by a nice couple that we met at lunch at Lisa Elmqvist. This spot is a lot of fun and while the food is simple, its executed very well and it’s relatively inexpensive for Stockholm.
Definitely worth going back. The apple tart was fantastic.
10:00 am • 28 March 2011
M. Wells, Long Island City, NYC. March 2011.
So I ate at 2 Au Pied de Cochon alum restaurants in March. The 1st being M. Wells. We had a few things but the stand out was the massive burger they had on the dinner menu. It’s a 2.4lb / 10 inch burger. Really good.
12:55 am • 28 March 2011 • 1 note
Fedora, West Village, NYC. March, 2011.
Fedora is Gab Stulman’s new restaurant helmed with a chef from Au Pied De Cochon. I just had to order a pork chop for 2 and it’s fantastic.
Definitely going back.
12:54 am • 28 March 2011
Cinnamon rolls @ Saturnus Cafe, Stockholm, Sweden. March, 2011.
If they added icing, it would’ve been perfect. These are very large, probably a good 6-8 inches wide.
10:00 am • 20 March 2011 • 7 notes
Urban Deli @ Stockholm, Sweden. March, 2011.
Bowl of fish stew. So fresh, so simple and good. I recommend this place for the nice people watching and good food at a reasonable price for Stockholm.
10:00 am • 19 March 2011
Rolfs Kok @ Stockholm, Sweden. March, 2011.
The cod was superb. The reindeer tasted like a lighter version of beef.
10:00 am • 18 March 2011