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report - one happy canadian!!

domesticgodess | Dec 15, 2008 05:46 AM

Once again, my fellow NY chowhounders - sent me to all the right dining experiences!! (ok, drinking experiences too!!).

I arrived on wednesday at 11:30 and proceeded directly to Tabla and Bread Bar for their tasting menu at lunch. It was PERFECT. I loved it....the food was flavorful, the service was fantastic, and I loved the atmosphere. What a great way to start my trip.

Later in the day, I signed up for a cheese course at Murrays Cheese Store on Bleeker.
Clearly, this was the highlight of my trip.
The mixologist was outstanding...the cheese educator was also superb.
I was in heaven.

After the class, I headed to Blind Tiger for a beer. The place was hopping and once again, I was a happy tourist.

DAY TWO:
I skipped breakfast coz I was so full from the previous day, but I did manage to go to puerto rico coffee company for the cheapest latte I ever had (i.e $1.50). They told me they distribute to half of NYC..so they can keep the prices of their latte at a reasonable price. Id say!!

Then I started my food tour of the village at 11:30..(I had previously signed up with NYC food tours). It was a small group...i.e another foodie, myself and the tour guide.
Naturally it was pouring the ENTIRE THREE HOURS...but who cares, I was there for the food and to learn about the history of the village.
Once again, it was fantastic. I got samples of great pizza, great tea, great cookies, great cheese, great olive oil, (you get the picture).
The tour guide was informative and all in all, the tour was a great experience.

After the tour, I headed to the Spotted Pig for a beer. Again, I was a happy camper.

Then I proceed to the chelsea food market - what a charming building with great vendors.
I loved it even though I didnt eat anything. LOL.

Finally..for dinner, I went to momofuku noodle bar, which seemed appropriate seeing as it was STILL RAINING and a big bowl of ramen would be perfect.
However I was still full..lol...but I did manage to have a soya infused egg, the kimich, and the pork buns that everyone on chowhound raves about.
I was really sorry I didnt have the soup..but there was just no way.

I still had one more bar to go..and headed off to Jimmy's no. 43...for yet another beer. LOL.
Once again, chowhound sent me to all the right bars!!

DAY THREE
Skipped breakfast...(for a change)....so I could squeeze in the tasting menu at Jean Georges.
The place was packed at NOON. I sat at the bar..(which i did at all the restaurants)..and enjoyed their three course meal. Indeed it was terrific value...it wasnt as flavorful as I was expecting, but I really cant complain for $27!!

Then, sadly, I had to leave the city!!
Now Im back in Toronto with plans to head to the gym every day!!

Thank you fellow NY chowhounders, for all the wonderful recomendations.
I cant wait to return.

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