Tuesday, March 28, 2006

New York, New York


per se - salmon cornets
Originally uploaded by joooone.
Wow, what a trip! We (as in family) talked about taking a trip to New York for various reasons— to visit this city that we had never been to, to visit friends and to eat. The airplane tickets and the hotel were booked, so all that was left was the itinerary. Research and choices had to be made on where we were going to eat, what we were going to eat, and why. New York offers you too much on a plate, anything from Chinese dumplings, haute French cuisine to hot dogs, tacos, Peruvian food, pizza, smoked sturgeon to a shop that offers 30 varieties of soups. For me, I would liken it to going to a global buffet, but you could only take what you can fill on your 12 inch dinner plate. With the thousands of choices available, it was thus important to do some focused eating and tasting. How we came to our dining choices, was a rather methodical process. We gathered information from few sources of information: travel guides, “googling”, food blogs and by talking to foodies who are/were in New York. Restaurants and eating places were then short-listed, reservations were made and then the details, such as reservation time, address of restaurant and such were entered into the excel spreadsheet.

We ate or tasted at the following:
Babbo
Barney Greengrass
Blue Ribbon Bakery
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Carnegie’s Deli
Cones
DB Bistro Moderne
Gramercy Tavern
Gray’s Papayas
Grimaldi’s
Il Laboratoria Del Gelato
Katz’s Deli
Mamoon
Morimoto
Oyster Bar
Papaya King
Pearl Oyster Bar
Per Se
The Burger Joint
Union Square Café
Virgil’s BBQ
WD-50
White Castle

Tasting notes and photos to come.

7 Comments:

Anonymous cin said...

Ha! Indeed it sounds more like a food tour U had in N.Y. Can't wait to read yr post & see de pics. Am waiting patiently with great anticipation. :)

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey try the Corner Bistro too, best burgers in town I think. And The Spotted Pig for pub grub. I think there's even a Michelin star on that one.

1:51 AM  
Blogger hinata said...

that's insane! did you have any time for sightseeing??? :) sounds like a productive trip though... looking forward to the photos/reviews!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Delia said...

PLEASE blog about WHITE CASTLE! Haha, you know what I think about atas food, and what I think about hawker/junk food. :)
Plus, I want to see why Harold and Kumar like it so much.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new york's food is incredible! unfortunately, my student budget didn't give me much room to sample high-priced gastronomical delights! haha! thank god for cheap gazat rated restaurants and big portions!

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helo!

I have been trying to find Mamoon restaurant but there seems to be nothing online. Do you have address, phone number??

Thanks!
Johanna

9:57 AM  
Blogger joone! said...

Hi Johanna,

The address is 119 Macdougal Street. No phone number.

12:01 PM  

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