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tailor on broome = yum

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tailor on broome = yum

thew | Mar 8, 2008 04:29 AM

went last night to tailor (a woman next to me at the bar at PDT recommended it to me for the cocktails) and was blown away by the food and cocktails. I love this place, the staff was friendly helpful and really sweet. (the waiter told us an amazing story about his henry miller inspired tattoo that was a hoot) went w/ my cousin (he's more like my younger brother, and we are both going through relationship woes, and always laugh a lot together so it was fun) he had a brown butter rum and clove drink called a crumble, and i had some crazy mescal, lovage and lillet drink with smokey undertones to start.

appetizers were grilled octopus, it was the tenderest and best octopus i've ever had they confit it in grapeseed oil for a long long time before grilling it on a plancha, served with pomelo puree adn marjoram puree adn something called coffee oil - mm i could eat like 20 plates of it..... and some peakytoe crab with a pineapple foam.. unlike other foams i've had this was more substantial, like shaving cream, not bubble bath, with a jamon serrano chip- also delicious in the extreme.

for big plates we had duck breast in a raisin dashi... really good.... and fatty porkbelly in a miso butterscotch sauce.. which was a little foodgasm in every bite.

the desserts were mango ravioli with black rice ice cream, which was tasty, and a black olive clafouti with a smear of cherry sauce.. which was my least fave thing of the night - not bad, just out of balance.. the olives were too strong a taste w/ for the clafouti.

it ran about $145 (w/out tip) for the two of us - not bad given the quality of the food - i walked out not stuffed but very satisfied

downstairs they have one of the most appealing bars i've ever been to, and i think they serve the full menu down there as well, but i'm not sure about that. I will find out, as i will be back, as next time, unless i reconcile with the ex or someone new appears in my life, will eat downstairs at the bar. It's already become my favorite new (to me) bar in the city, and i haven't even really hung out in it yet.

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