I have been rather lax on posting lately. Between our vacation in December, the holidays and our trip to Utah to ski last weekend, I haven’t eaten at many new spots and I haven’t cooked or baked any notable dishes. (As a side note, should you find yourself in Salt Lake, make a beeline for Red Iguana. Red Iguana serves up absolutely divine Mexican food, the likes of which you can’t find in NYC.)
Across the next week, I have reservations at The Orchard, Salumeria Rosi (I learned my lesson after showing up without a reservation last time), and Mia Dona, which should give me plenty of material.
In the meantime, I am borrowing inspiration from a colleague who went to Frugal Friday at Craft last weekend after I tipped her off to this post on Eater. She and her boyfriend arrived around 6:00 and waited until 7:30 to be seated, killing time downing recession-friendly drink specials at the bar (including a $4 punch…yes, $4). They sampled the menu widely; here’s the report.
Smoked beef tartar
Ricotta, roasted black cabbage, and truffle vinaigrette flatbread
Beef bone marrow
Escargot and bacon skewers
Tuna in a jar
Other good, but not amazing, stuff
All in all, the meal was a big hit and my colleague is planning to hit Frugal Friday as frequently as possible while it lasts (and that’s the best possible endorsement). An added bonus for Tom Colicchio fans – he was wandering the floor. Count me in!