I’ve had quite a few memorable meals recently.
Brunch at Olea in Fort Greene was vaguely gluttonous, but so worth it. We shared the lamb hash above, and still felt stuffed for hours later. I think I could eat lamb in some form for every meal and not get sick of it.
We might have felt a little less ill had we not STARTED our feast with bacon-wrapped dates.
Oh, and this:
I have to say, I’m not even a huge cheese fan, but this was outrageous- the combination of warm fruit, salty honey, and creamy ricotta made my mouth so incredibly happy, and I don’t think I could come back and not order this dish if it stays on the menu. I half hope it does/doesn’t…
On Monday, my dad came into the city to spend the day, and we had a great time walking from midtown down to the Lower East Side. After walking 40+ blocks, we built up an appetite (it actually doesn’t take much for me), and we ended up at a New York institution.
Confession: Before Monday, I had never been to Katz’s Delicatessen. Yes, I’ve lived in New York for eight years. Yes, I am ashamed to admit this. But better late than never, right?
I knew I had to order their famous pastrami, so I got the half-sandwich and soup combo with chicken noodle soup.
My apologies for the poor photo quality – it doesn’t do their food justice. I totally get the hype about their pastrami. It’s definitely the best sandwich meat I’ve ever tasted; incredibly juicy, and almost a bacony (!) taste. The chicken noodle soup was the definition of comfort food, and the sweet potato knish we shared was a knockout. It was the first knish I’ve ever had, and I think I’m now a fan of the soft, doughy pastry.
Another exciting part of our lunch at Katz’s was seeing the infamous seat where Meg Ryan had her fake “O” in When Harry Met Sally. I’m not usually a big fan of chick flicks, but it’s one of my favorite movies, and it was neat seeing such an iconic spot.
Now to detox before Thanksgiving… right ;-)