Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Guest Ingest: Tuesday

Leftover corn bread, toasted
Greek yogurt w/ raspberry preserves
1 cup Irish breakfast tea

1 can Diet Pepsi

Bowery Eats (Chelsea Market)
Grilled chicken, mozzarella, tomato and pesto on baguette
1 can Diet Pepsi

Applewood (Park Slope, Brooklyn)*
1 Maple Manhattan: Maker’s Mark, cardamom-infused vodka, maple syrup, dried cherries
1 pint Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA
Bread, three spreads: rabbit liver pâté, whipped French butter, blue cheese and olive oil
Braised Berkshire pork belly, pickled red onions, curried carrot broth
A few bites of: Crawfish ragout, mascarpone polenta
Sautéed duck breast, roasted salsify, cauliflower purée, duck jus
A few bites of: Braised Vermont suckling pig, roasted golden beets, celery root
Cheese plate: Garlic toasts, Ouray (cow), Mont Blanc (goat), Berkshire blue, Pennsylvania blue “cheesecake”
Sautéed apple crêpe, caramel ice cream, Calvados reduction
Cinnamon macadamia brittle, house-made “Tootsie Rolls”

*Almost certainly my best meal so far in 2006. Special congratulations and thanks to my lovely dining companion Alice, whose recent successes at work not only occasioned this celebratory meal, but also funded it. I am a very lucky man.


Blogger SC said...

What did Alice have?

8:47 AM  
Blogger schoboats said...

She started with a spiced pear hot toddy (Jack Daniels, spiced pear syrup, fresh lemon juice), and later had an IPA. The crawfish and suckling pig that I had bites of were hers. We split the cheese plate and the crepe, and the candies arrived with the bill.

8:54 AM  
Blogger conrad said...

Was the female owner still hugely pregnant? Was she also craddling a gigantic baby against her side the whole evening? Such are the charms of Applewood.

9:09 AM  
Blogger schoboats said...

Male owner spotted in the kitchen, but no female owner or children (internal or external) in evidence.

10:03 AM  
Blogger SC said...

sounds like a classy meal for a classy lady.

10:23 AM  
Blogger conrad said...

She must have been in labor. Still, strange she wasn't there.

12:01 PM  
Blogger mattpod said...


12:09 PM  
Blogger SC said...

Tell me about rabbit liver pate.

9:07 PM  
Blogger schoboats said...

Rabbit live pate is quite mild and smooth, without some of the organ-y-ness that sometimes turns people off from pate. Very good. Nevertheless, I would rank it third of the spreads after the butter and blue cheese. (I am a sucker for Euro-style butters.)

7:58 AM  
Blogger MMW said...

This post may be a bit late in the day for a response, but how was the Maple Manhattan? I'm a bit obsessed with cardamom, and though I realize that that particular flavor might have been masked by the bourbon/maple syrup flavor, I'm still curious.

3:25 PM  

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