29 1 / 2012

This Saturday I went to one of my favorite places in New York: Chelsea Market. There are a lot of great stores to visit. My first stop is always Eleni’s, the cookies are not the best in flavor but I love the decorations and the variety of themes, below is the box for NYC, they are expensive but they do make an excellent and memorable gift. Next is The Lobster Place, the fish is super fresh and the sushi is amazing, although I recommend the Steamed Lobster to order with lots of butter. A mandatory stop is The Filling Station where you can choose any variety of olive oils ( that you get to try and fill your own bottle) vinegars, and salts - I love the black truffle salt great with pastas and eggs Benedict, there is also one with Merlot that is out of the ordinary. Finally for dessert Jacques Torres chocolates the most beautiful and delicious pieces of chocolate. Enjoy!

 

09 1 / 2012

I love Mario Batali and have had the pleasure to eat in 3 of his restaurants in NYC. But let’s face it: they are on the expensive side, so imagine my joy when I discovered the pre-fix lunch $29 at Del Posto. The food was superb, and although the decor is more on the traditional side, the experience was fantastic. I had the Vitello Tonatto - love the fried capers and the piece of raw tuna, Oricchiette with lamb ragu, and for dessert the chocolate ricotta tortino. So if you are on a budget and don’t want to miss a taste of Batali drop by for lunch and you might just see someone famous I got Willem Dafoe.

Where: Del Posto What: Pre-fix lunch $29