I’ve been dying to get my NYC food pics out. Bone marrow. There I said it. I had been a little leary to try it. I’ve tasted a fair amount of off the grid foods- brains and tongue included, which never made my list of must have again. But this bone marrow with salty, delicate gherkins, fresh parsley, moist (and there’s the m word) grey salt with perfectly toasted bread- my guess under a salamander, was divine indeed. My friends are tired of hearing me talk about. It’s my dinner party topic. But I just can’t help it. And no, this is not an April Fools!
Lucky with a last minute reservation for two at Prune in the East village, this was the spot where the opportunity struck.
I would highly recommend it if you are a meat eater and mostly recommend it for vegetarians- especially if you are dining with a meat eater! This marrow as an appetizer would be easily shared. It’s for that select group who actually adore chicken skin and beef fat. How many are totally grossed out now? Well stop reading if you are because the next course was an Easter prelude… and not the religious kind. (well depends on your religion I suppose).
Rabbit in a little mustard butter sauce with tarragon and shallots…
My son dined on a green salad and plain omelette. A big thank you to him for indulging me 🙂
We shared a darling chocolate salted caramel walnut tart… yes we ate half before i remembered a photo.
One morning for brunch at
It’s truly amazing, the amount of cool, petit restaurants in the city.
It was almost noon and after a big dinner the night before, I had fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and ceviche…Candied ginger on top actually worked.
There was another brunch (because this is the thing to do on the weekends) at Minetta Tavern. Poached eggs with lox on latkes with hollandaise. Around for ages, Minetta is old school with tailored staff and impeccable service. The food was very good albeit a little pricey.
Damn you woman, take a photo before you start eating!
And this was my favorite find for the quotidien… daily life. A dirty chai- why didn’t I think of that! A chai latte with a shot of espresso. Bravo.
And last but not least, another favorite food moment in the park. Fresh sourdough rye, lemon marmalade and a goat tomme cheese at Union Square.
I’m ordering up a storm with loads of merchandise arriving at the store. Exciting!! Here’s a little pic with the beginnings of fixtures…
One year ago:
New York has so many incredibly good restaurants…from tiny local hangouts to the popular ones that it is impossible to get a reservation at. You ate very well…good for you!
So true. I really can’t fathom owning a restaurant there- I imagine major swings in excitement and pressure. But as an eater, what a joy. Hope you are getting some signs of spring.
Oddly enough, even though I’m a veggie, I have eaten bone marrow. In my pre-veggie years, my Baba would make pigs-feet jelly. What a treat to stand on that chair by the stove and suck all the marrow. Thanks for the fab memory, and the store is looking great!
I love those flashes. I just had one with cinnamon toast. I’ve heard there is a movement claiming the health benefits of marrow. I’m going to look into it. Prost to Baba 🙂
🙂 Thanks Wendy! It’s been awhile since someone said that to Baba. I miss her dearly! And you are very sweet!
you are a far more adventurous eater than I but I love Prune and been frequenting the Minetta Tavern since the ’80’s (yikes). Can’t wait to see what you do to your new shop!
Oh.. I’m most excited about your store!! That would be a dream for me to own one! And here you are doing so! I’m happy for you! And excited! (can you tell?) Ok, but about that rabbit.. let’s not go there. Dirty Chai! What another great idea, I’m ordering one tomorrow, does it taste fantasic? It looks like it would??
When is the open date for your new store? How fantastic for you. Are you excited, scared or a little nervous or maybe a little of each. I am not so much a big fan of bone marrow but that salty chocolate caramel sounds mighty fine.
Love this report …. and now I have added some wee places to my list. I’m glad you tried Bone marrow – because I love it. Big thing in UK too .. and in Chicago. I had since I lived with my grandparents. You shop is coming on greatly – can wait to see when it’s all filled up. So excited for you. I liked that you took a photo after you had eaten half the dish – nothing wrong in that what so ever. Rabbit is another of my favorite meats. Have to try one of those Dirty Chai .. when I’m back in the city. Wonderful to hear from you.
I’ve never tried bone marrow but it sounds interesting. I’m always up for trying something different – at least once.
Absolutely. That’s what I thought about cow brains and tongue… but once was enough!
Too much deliciousness in this post, it’s making me salivate. And yes, that marrow does look delicious. I know it exists even if it were an April Fool’s I would want to try it. I don’t know where you could eat it at a restaurant but I never waste a bit if I’m cooking anything that has yumminess in the bones 😉 Can’t wait to see the new things going on with the shop!
I’d actually like to work on getting some to make at home. I’ve heard it’s actually good for you. I could work with that!
1. The food looks disgustingly amazing.
2. Your shop looks disgustingly awesome.
A belated thank you on both accounts:)
The food in New Orleans, New York and San Fran, is just so wonderful……
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