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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

Dessert is not always on the agenda for me at Indian restaurants, but maybe I should be a bit more open-minded. I’ve tried a few pastries and Indian sweets, but nothing has knocked my socks off like the makhan malai at Indian Accent. This ball of heaven is a light airy saffron milk dessert and they top it with rose petals, almonds, and jaggery (sugarcane brittle) that provide a brilliant crunch. If I had known this was so good, I might have skipped all the savory stuff. Price: $15 (or part of prix-fixe)

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

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

I’ve often sang the praises of the yeast bombs made by Dough – always slathered with a perfectly balanced flavored glaze (blood orange is king). But this year was the first time I had tried one of their stuffed doughnuts. and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. The inconspicuous cinnamon covered orb opens up to reveal a sweet, sticky chocolatey nutella interior that’s a perfect complement to all that dough. Price: $2.75
DOUGH
448 Lafayette Avenue (at Franklin Avenue),
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
(347) 5333-7544
14 West 19th Street (at Fifth Avenue),
Chelsea
(212) 243-6844
Inside UrbanSpace at Vanderbilt Hall,
230 Park Avenue (at 45th Street),
Midtown East
(646) 747-0806
Inside City Kitchen,
700 Eighth Avenue (between 44th and 45th Street),
Midtown West
doughdoughnuts.com

My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

When giving tours, I almost always get asked where to get the best pizza. And as you can imagine, I have a long answer for that. But many of the tourists I meet are actually looking for the best pizza in Midtown, which is a completely different thing.

As most New Yorkers know, Midtown is not the best neighborhood for food (although that is changing a bit). I usually tell them to go to Don Antonio or Roberta’s (in Urban Space) or Patzeria. But I’m always looking for new recommendations and places I can share with the people I meet.

That’s why when my friend Scott Weiner wanted to get pizza and he suggested PizzArte, it was a no brainer. (more…)


Category: Pizza

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

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