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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

A special occasion birthday dinner brought me to the new NYC location of a critically acclaimed Indian restaurant from New Delhi. It was among the inventive $75 prix fixe dinner that I discovered this week’s Dish of the Week, an Indian-New York mash-up.

Price: part of $75 prix fixe/$9 a la carte

INDIAN ACCENT
123 West 56th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenue),
Midtown West
(212) 842-8070
indianaccent.com/newyork

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

For those of us who have been lucky enough to eat at a high-end fine dining restaurant, we know that even after the dessert course is served, there is still more to come. You should expect some little petit fours and a handful of well-crafted chocolates, macarons, bon bons, or truffles. But often times, you are so stuffed from the previous meal that those little chocolate bites are eaten mindlessly.

One such fine dining restaurant is Gabriel Kreuther and his pastry chef Marc Aumont is pretty adept at getting loads of surprising flavors into bite-sized chocolates. I’ve been fortunate enough to try a number of his creations. And now, thanks to the opening of Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate (right next to the restaurant itself), you can splurge on some of these chocolates without the foie gras and lobster consommé.

I decided to pick up a few of these for Valentine’s Day and needless to say they were a huge hit. (more…)


I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

New Yorkers just could not get enough poke this year. It was hand’s down the hottest food trend in the city with laughable queues at lunch for same chopped raw fish over rice. Pokeworks might have the longest lines but when I found an off-hour sweet spot, I understood why. The fish is fresh and the abundance of sauces and textured mix-ins is generous. Not to mention the taste. Price: $10.50/$12.95
POKEWORKS
63 West 37th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue),
Midtown West
(212) 575-8881
pokeworks.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

This year my favorite little hidden coffee shop jumped into the nitro game with Parlor Coffee cold brew pushed through a tap system with nitrogen. It creates a cream, silky texture and a slightly efferevescent finish. The coffee is incredible smooth, strong, and goes down a little too easily. And be prepared for looks while walking down the street and everyone assumes you are drinking a perfectly poured Guinness. Price: $4.50

SIMON SIPS
1185 Avenue of the Americas (between West 46th and 47th Street),
Midtown West
(212) 354-2100
simonsips.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

It doesn’t get trendier than avocado toast. It’s as simple as can be – smashed avocado maybe toasted with some lemon and chili flakes and placed on a thick piece of toast. No wonder it’s such a brunch sensation. Gotan adds a little salty feta, bright mint, and sweet cherry tomatoes for a complete midday experience. Price: $8

GOTAN
130 Franklin Street (between West Broadway and VArick Street),
Tribeca
(212) 431-5200
20 West 46th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue),
Midtown West
(212) 300-4910
258 Wythe Avenue (between North 3rd Street and Metropolitan Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 384-1872
gotannyc.com

 


Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

GABRIEL KREUTHER, 41 West 42nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue), Midtown West

Gabriel Kreuther is a pretty well-known name in the groups I run in. First off, he is an established and highly praised Alasatian chef in the New York food world (Michelin stars and everything). And secondly, I used to work at The Modern, the restaurant for which he received 3 stars in the New York Times.

I worked alongside him every day, but we barely exchanged words and I rarely ate the food he cooked. I worked at the Bar Room, which was a more casual version of his Dining Room menu. He definitely oversaw the recipes, but the service was run by some of his sous chefs. That being said, I once had dinner at the Dining Room and he provided us with a fantastic meal.

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