Ok, so this blog does not do justice to the fun and food I had in New York- and I haven't even talked about the theater (but I can do that later)- but I have to put something up now because I'm going to Beijing...like now. bye bye. wish me a safe flight...
Smile Kristen, you’re in New York.
Ok fine…don’t. Be that way.
The best meal we had in New York was... (drum roll please)
at The Modern. You would think that museums and amazing food don’t go together- not the case here. Lunch at The Modern was perfect. Our booth was cozy and fun:
and the view looked out onto the sculpture garden of MOMA
And they even had Fleur de Sel on the table:
Though nobody touched it because everything was seasoned perfectly. A few of my favorite dishes:
Tomato terrine and sorbet. Wow. Not only were the colors magnificent, but the taste was that of a distilled heirloom tomato. And Mom’s perfectly manicured fingers even made it into the picture
That’s my appetizer. Mushroom soup with a poached egg in the middle. I don’t think I’ve ever had a more perfectly poached egg. The middle was the consistency of lemon curd- not scrambled, but not so thin that it's runny and gross. It added a richness to the soup that was amazing.
I had the Loup de Mer (I think I spelled that right?) which was amazing but I was more interesting in how they stood the fish on its side. I guess innovative presentation is something you should expect from something in MOMA.
That’s the lemon napoleon with tropical fruit. Wow.
This dish was amazing because I gained a new respect for milk chocolate. Usually I think of milk chocolate as cheap- but this was rich and buttery and amazing in that cake.
It was kind of upsetting because we were extremely full when we left and we had reservations at Veritas in like three hours. Vertias came on my list because I had read Kitchen Confidential, and the chef of Veritas was somebody that Anthony Bourdain admired. It sounded like an interesting enough endeavor.
Though the best part of the dinner was the company:
The Amateur Gourmet was with us!! How exciting. And of course I love Ricky and had to reward him with dinner after taking care of me at the wedding in Rhode Island. The food at Veritas was quality; a good solid meal and the wine list was amazing. I needed some help buying wine, but most of the wines on the list were between $500 and $1500. Ahh! I actually felt guilty about asking advice to order a $100 bottle of wine! So for all of you wine nerds, this place is for you. And they make many good cuts of meat to go with that Pinot you order. Like the lamb I had:
Adam’s passion fruit dessert might have been my favorite dish of the night.
The texture and lightness was good and passion fruit isn’t a flavor you find on every menu.
Yay college friends. Later we all went to a bar called Splash and met up with more people from college. It was Musical Theater Monday! We were all little duckies in water…or maybe duckies in beer is a better way to put it…