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Thanks Hounds - Trip Report (Kind of Long)

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Thanks Hounds - Trip Report (Kind of Long)

adele | Mar 15, 2006 10:17 AM

Just back from a wonderful visit to your fabulous city. It was my first time and I must admit I've fallen in love! Thanks to your recs, we really had some great food. Dinners at Zaytinia (sp), David Greggory, Pizza Paradiso and Jaleo. All were enjoyable and while Jaleo and Zaytinia were similiar, they were also quite different in taste and experience. Since I love both types of food, it was all good. I'm still craving the bacon and fig fritters at Jaleo. Too good! Our trip was out of a charity auction and the dinner at David Greggory was included. The chef/restaurant participate in a very "Houndish" charity called SOS, or Share our Strength. One of the events they put on yearly is Taste of the Nation, which if you haven't attended, is a Chowhound destination. Anyway, the dinner at David Greggory was lovely. We had breakfast one morning at the Eastern Market - the blue bucks were excellent (according to my husband). Lunch at Les Halles was so good. The mussels were delicious and the frittes were among the best I've ever had. I don't think I will ever be able to eat french fries again (only kidding). They really were as good or better than any I've had in France. Lunch at the Native American Indian Museum was a little disappointing, but then again, museum food usually is. The problem probably was that it looked so good, but taste-wise, didn't measure up. Our last lunch was a bit hurried (we had to catch a plane), so we decided on Teaism. If only I had a "fast food" place like that in my neighborhood! What a gem. The salmon and meatball bento boxes were wonderful and a great value. All in all, our trip was excellent. Your city is everything I imagined and then some. Thanks again.

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