Tuesday, January 17, 2012

List | The Blog-Shy of 2011

Just like I did for 2010, I wanted to create a post detailing some of the dishes I had during 2011 but failed to blog about it in Four Tines and a Napkin. These were the most memorable to mind, as there were times I felt I was definitely eating faster than I could write (though I must say that I did much better of managing this in 2011 than I had in 2010 -- 102 posts versus 81 posts, respectively)! As I know I will say this every year, one of my resolutions for 2012 is to make sure I don't fall too far behind on blogging and updating Four Tines. Busy season in the bean counting world has already commenced, so I will do my best to keep up! In the mean time, here are the ones that "got away" --- the ones that were shy (I call it "blog-shy" -- kinda like "camera-shy") of making the cut.


{1} crepes from Viva La Crepe -- typically ham, mushroom, and Gruyère cheese or sugar and butter / {2} Eat Drink Art Design exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design / {3} Park Avenue Winter seared scallop "sandwich" -- an open-faced sandwich consisting of toasted bread topped with slices of seared scallops, crispy hash of potatoes and bacon, and cream sauce / {4} flash-fried mushrooms with truffle oil at Il Tre Merli Bistro / {5} honey-rhum glazed pot roast of pork with sautéed shanghai bok choy, fried plantains, and enoki mushrooms at Asia de Cuba during Restaurant Week: Summer 2011 / {6} souvlaki pita -- charcoal grilled chicken wrapped in a warm pita with fresh tomato, red onion, two french fries, and tzatziki sauce -- from Soulvaki GR at the 2011 Vendy Awards on Governors Island (winner of People's Taste category) / {7} Rib of the Tiger taco -- bulgogi with Korilla sauce, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, tomato salsa, and lettuce -- from Korilla BBQ at the 2011 Vendy Awards on Govenors Island (Rookie of the Year category winner) / {8} Asian pear gelato from Capo Giro in Philadelphia / {9} Philly cheesesteak wit' onions, mushrooms, and American cheese from Pat's King of Steaks / {10} duck confit pasta with cranberries and pine nuts at SD26 / {11} The Frenchie burger at DBGB Kitchen & Bar -- 6-ounce beef patty with confit pork belly, arugula, tomato-onion compote, and Morbier cheese on a peppered brioche bun, served with cornichon, mustard, and fries / {12} truffle egg toast with shaved bottarga / {13} three-course prix fixe lunch at JoJo -- for the main course, slow-baked salmon with truffled mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, and a truffle vinaigrette / {14} shot taken from Mia Chef Gelateria gelato-making class (aka, "Mia Academy"), while making Snickers gelato / {15} classica pizza with marinara sauce, fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil, topped with truffle oil from Posto


{1} Nova Scotia lox and cream cheese on a pumpernickel bagel at Zucker's / {2} bacon-wrapped dates and olives stuffed with almonds from Alta / {3} book signing with food writer, David Lebovitz, at BabyCakes / {4} miniature ice cream cones from Burger & Barrel / {5} Creekstone Farms filet mignon with asparagus, butter-whipped potatoes, and crispy fried onions at Emeril's Chop House / {6} speakeasy-style cocktails at Milk & Honey

--circa 2011

Viva La Crepe (Nolita)
51 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Museum of Arts & Design
Eat Drink Art Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
on exhibit from September 21, 2010 thru February 13, 2011

Park Avenue (Winter)
100 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10021

Il Tre Merli Bistro
183 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014

Asia de Cuba (now closed)
Morgans Hotel
237 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Soulvaki GR
116 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
for daily locations of food truck, follow Soulvaki GR on Twitter

Korilla BBQ
for daily locations, check website and follow Korilla on Twitter

Vendy Awards
check Facebook page for updates

Capo Giro (13th Street)
119 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Pat's King of Steaks
1237 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147

SD26
19 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

DBGB Kitchen & Bar
299 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

'inoteca liquori
323 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10010

JoJo
160 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065

Mia Academy
Mia Chef Gelateria
379 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Posto
310 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Zucker's
146 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

Alta
64 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing City
David Lebovitz
available here on Amazon

BabyCakes
248 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002

Burger & Barrel
25 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012

Emeril's Chop House
Sands Casino Resort
77 Sands Boulevard
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Milk & Honey New York
134 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

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