Archive for June, 2009

Mas por favor

I renewed my commitment and then dropped the ball.  Hmm…did I mention that we moved?!

One of the meals that I promised to write about was my birthday dinner at Mas (farmhouse).  We closed on our new apartment on my birthday so to celebrate this big step as well as my day, my husband treated us to dinner at Mas.  And what a treat it was.

We debated whether or not to spring for the $68 prix fixe or go a la carte – we were sold on the prix fixe once we learned that you can swap in any menu item in place of the offerings on the prix fixe menu (plus, the a la carte items are not exactly inexpensive and what’s another few bucks after a down payment on an apartment…).  We were very happy with our decision as Mas served one of the finest meals that we’ve had in New York.  You read that correctly.  

Mas is somewhat under the radar screen – it’s not new and trendy and it doesn’t get a lot of buzz – but everyone I spoke with who has been to Mas raves about the restaurant (add my husband and me to that list).  The meal itself is a bit of a blur (that whole day is a bit of a blur) but I do know that I enjoyed my meal tremendously and was delighted with each course.  I also recall referring to the salted caramel ice cream as quite possibly the best ice cream I’ve ever had (even if the milk chocolate mousse was a tad sweet for my tastes).  The menu we enjoyed is provided after the jump – just thinking about this meal puts a smile on my face. 



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Renewing my commitment

I have been a very, very bad blogger. In my defense, my husband and I went to Iceland on vacation (loved it!) and we moved to a new apartment (that we own!) so I’ve been a tiny bit busy. I was also on a minor strike after no one responded to my birthday post, but the strike did not work as no one noticed. Sigh.

Anyhow, I have so much to report on (although my frequency of dinners out has declined with everything else on my plate…hehe). In order to get myself back on track, I am committing to posting on the following:

  • 10 Downing Food & Wine
  • Mas (farmhouse)
  • Five Napkin Burger
  • Taste of the Lower East Side
  • Chocolate Tour with ICE

I’m sure that I have forgotten a few items, but that should be a good start. I am also going to post an updated version of The List – it’s been six months since the last version went up so it’s about that time.

In case anyone is still reading and interested, here are some upcoming reservations that I have on the calendar (you can hold me to commenting on these, too):

  • DBGB
  • Fatty Crab
  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse (for my husband’s birthday)

It’s good to be back.

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