I would like to share my dining experience at Anissa. We went there just yesterday and boy, the taste still lingers in my memory even when I woke up this morning.
This place is probably one of the best Asian inspired restaurant in Manhattan.
We arrived at 7PM and was seated immediately. The staff was very friendly and the place, although small when compared to other top restaurants in the city, has its own charm, being in the West Village and located very close to Sushi Samba, One if by Land TIBS, Taka and other great restaurants in the area.
For a starter, we had the dumpling with foe gras. The experience of eating three small, delicate dumpling in our dish, was as heavenly as biting on Joe Shanghai's shiao lung bao for the first time, except the taste is much more delicate and the rich flavor coming out from the dumpling with foe gras on top was more sensational.
This apetizer was a definite winner.
For entrees, we ordered the Skate with bone marrow and the squabb. Both, which were also an unbelievable experience. The skate was excellent, the crispiness of the top layer and the freshness of the fish when I chewed underneath the richly flavored top layer. The bone marrow was also an extremely delicious food to eat, although at times, we had to dig harder inside the bone, but it was quite an experience.
The squabb was also rich in flavor, very tender and just about right when it enters your mouth. The foe gras also made the taste so much more flavorful. Indeed, I had experience one of the most remarkable culinary institute in New York. This place is truly one of the best.
The dessert was not the best, we had the yogurt, because we just had eaten Chocolate dessert the last two nights, so having another chocolate dessert would be too overwhelming. But the yogurt was good enough to close out one of best dining (especially the food) experience we had in New York.
Now I probably should try AZ.