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.
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!!
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.