Debbest Dishes May 2019

This month included some great meals in New York and London, as well as some

  1. Baby Cauliflower @Miznon NYC, Chelsea Market, New York – I know, who goes to NY and eats Israeli food! But it was the only place that we could find a table to sit and Israeli music made me feel at home. The green beans in a bag were also delicious.

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  1. Warm Sprouted Seed Bread @Legacy Records, New York – everything about this meal was delicious but the bread was crunchy on the outside, doughy in the middle and the cultured butter was a perfect accompaniment. Legacy Records is part of the new trend of hospitality-included restaurants, which I love. It is located in the newly developing  Hudson Yards in a residential building Henry Hall.

  1. Crudo Tasting @Legacy Records, New York – four different servings of fish crudo were placed in front of us, with a suggestion to eat them in a specific order. We both thought the Hamachi with a cilantro and citrus emulsion was the most interesting of the four dishes, but they were all delicious.
  1. Whole Branzino @Legacy Records, New York – we shared the large portion of fish served with Salsa Verde and Amalfi Lemon.

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  1. Currant Rosemary Scone @Ovenly, Greenpoint, Brooklyn – the rosemary gave a lovely fragrant taste to a classic scone. We also enjoyed the Pistachio Cardamom gluten-free cake.

  1. Classic Pizza @Grimalidi’s, Brooklyn, New York – with a secret recipe tomato sauce, hand sliced mozzarella and basil. We went for an early dinner so we didn’t have to wait to be seated. The pizza was very good, but by no way the best I have had. I am glad I tried it once but I won’t be rushing back.

  1. Chicken Caesar Salad @ Etrog (Kosher), New York – simple, but convenient for lunch in Midtown, it is also open for Friday night dinner.
  1. Bone Marrow Frena @Delicatessen (Kosher), London  – the bone marrow is cooked inside the bread roll so that some of it drips down and soaks into the bottom of the bread. It was topped with whole fried chili and served with tahina & grated tomato.
  1. Golden Cauliflower @Delicatessen (Kosher), London –  served with tahini, schug and mixed nuts. Served very differently from Miznon but still delicious and a favorite with everyone at the table.
  1. Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream @Golda, Herzliya Pituachit might be a chain but the quality of the ice cream is great, as well as the service. The non-dairy dark chocolate ice cream is delicious, especially combined with either the coconut vegan ice cream or the mixed berry sorbet.

Other meals in May that didn’t qualify for this list:

  • Tish (Kosher), London – nice setting but my burger was tiny, overcooked and lacked real flavor. Avocado toast and Truffle fries were good. For a kosher restaurant, the menu is interesting but the food was very disappointing.
  • Wet Fish Cafe, London – the food and service is normally very good but this time both were very much below average. Such a shame as previously it was a reliable local restaurant for dinners with friends.

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