Sunday, November 17, 2013

The NoMad

Finally! Going to The NoMad for dinner. So exited to try the acclaimed food and well-known cocktails. This place is always crowded, the bar, library and dining room are bustling with people looking to experience the trendy scene.








Absolutely loved this Tagliatelle pasta. Al dente preparation with delicious sweet crab meat, lemon and black pepper. Seems like a simple recipe for wonderful pasta dish. Pepper and lemon were perfect finishing touch. Yummy! Order and enjoy.


Creamy Foie Gras was great but a bit too much for an appetizer portion. Buckwheat was a great contrasting flavor and texture. Very smooth and fresh dish.


Highly recommended (although not as highly as the whole roasted chicken) and pleasant. Soft and juicy with confit pears and soft, amazing cabbage. Delicate flavors all around.



Ah, the lobster. How can you go wrong with perfect lobster meat. Brown butter bisque, salsify and apple gave the scrumptious lobster just the right complimentary flavors as to not overwhelm it. This is a must try.

The Nomad
1170 Broadway
New York, NY
(347) 472-5660
thenomadhotel.com/#/dining  

Monday, November 4, 2013

Wallflower Bar


So exited for Wallflower. Daniel’s former head bartender genious Xavier Herit has created a wonderful restaurant with amazing drinks and delicious food. It’s very small, only 45 seats, and will inevitably become very popular very soon.




First thing to try is obviously cocktails.

 
First, and favorite, is Shush. Pineapple & chipotle infused vodka, lime, strawberry and bitters. Light and full of flavor, absolutely perfect cocktail.


  
Next, is a concoction of spicy jalapeƱo-infused mezcal, my absolute favorite. Spicy and light, amazingly flavorful. Perfect.


 
Tete de Mule is mint based and pleasantly unusual in flavor, in a good way. I really liked how it was served as well.


Now for the food. Black sea bass crudo with mutsu apple and seaweed was highly recommended. It was unexpectedly on a milder side.


Next, the oh so wonderful beef tartar. Can't say enough good things about it. Full of flavor, soft and yet textured. Not overwhelming, just pure deliciousness. I liked the containing crispy bread/cracker as well. Very nicely done. 


The sea scallops with savory cabbage, white wine, and smoked caviar were amazing. It's a must order. Perfectly prepared. Cabbage was a dilectable accompaniment, both in texture and flavor. Highly recommend!


Second main was beef shortrib. Not as soft as I was expecting but ever so yummy. Sauce was amazign as well. Yet another must try.


Last but not lease, the dessert. What's better than chocolate musse. Really nice, chocolatty and not too sweet. Perfect temperature and great buttery consistency. One of my favorites. 

I just can't say enough good things about Wallflower! I was hoping for a celicious experience and it's exactly what I got. So exited to go back. Want to try more food and many more creative and inventive cocktails. A great addition to the lovely West Village.

Wallflower
235 W 122th St.,
New York, NY