Posts Tagged ‘american cuisine’
I love things and places that refer to the number 2 because I’m a twin, so I was excited to try Duo (especially because the owners are sisters). I didn’t really see the “Duo” theme in the decor or on the menu (there were a couple of references to the preparation of dishes but that was it). Everything about Duo screams glamour, precision and detail (it’s a bit over-the-top). The large crystal chandelier in the main dining room, a miniature posh chair for your handbag, menus that light up, ornate pieces, and superb service. The servers were on point, and all courses were delivered in unison.
The menu is pretty broad delivering solid New American cuisine with a beautiful presentation. Duo is a good option for celebrations, girls night out, cocktails/apps, and perhaps a power lunch.
I’m sure that you’ve realized by now that The Lion is one of my favorite spots. So, I was really happy when they added brunch to their weekend rotation. Brunch at the Lion was just what I expected it to be- American-style fare with a twist. There was a good balance of sweet and savory dishes on the menu.
BRUNCH CHOW FAVES:
I went to see Prince last night at MSG….he was amazing!
Prince at MSG 12/29/10
After the show, we went to Schiller’s for noshing and cocktails.
Schiller’s Liquor Bar
CHOW FAVES of the evening: Oysters, Fries, Sliders, and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
SIP: Champagne and Cocktails.
A friend we were with is friends with Adrien Brody so he joined us, and I happened to be sitting right next to him at our table at Schiller’s. He’s a great guy. You know I had to get the Foodie 411 before the night was over, and I did! Here are a few restos Adrien spoke highly of….BTW- I’m in total agreement with his picks.
In no particular order, these were my top 15 spots (well, really 17…a mix of old and new) to Sip, Chat, & Chow this year. I’m sure I’ll be taking most of them into 2011.
1- Scarpetta: There’s something for every palate.
Polenta with truffled mushrooms
2- A Michael White Double: Marea and Osteria Morini.
Marea-Elegant Italian seafood heaven!
Osteria Morini- Casual Italian spot with old-world decor- serving up Italian goodness for every meal.
3- Corsino: Inventive small and large Italian plates in a charming atmosphere with a solid wine list.
4- Hotel Griffou: Cool vibe, tasty cocktails, and good grub!
Butternut Squash Tagliolini
Caramel Banana Pudding
5- L’Artusi: You’ll love everything- the food, decor, wine list, and service.
Roasted Mushrooms: fried egg, pancetta, ricotta salata