I was back in NYC for work this week to accompany a celebrity named Li Jing who’s the “Oprah of China” with a hugely popular TV show and the founder of a fashion & beauty e-commerce site called Lafaso.com. One of the highlights of the work trip (besides seeing all my Knotties and friends) was vastly improving my Chinese and eating at a couple of restaurants I never had a chance to go to in NY. Here’s what I thought:
DB Bistro Moderne (Daniel Boulud’s restaurant) is known for its truffle & foie-gras burger but since I’m a veggie, I was pretty content with my scrambled eggs and mushrooms. Ha.
Mercer Kitchen (a Jean Georges Vongerichten restaurant) was a bit disappointing. The black truffle and fontina pizza I got was way too salty and the bus boy kept sloshing things all over me and didn’t even notice. Oy vay. I expected more, JGV.
Osteria Morini (Michael White’s restaurant) is a place I’ve been to before that I really liked, so came back with a friend. It was good but not as delicious as what I remembered.
The Hideaway was a Tribeca bar where I had drinks with some friends last night and the grilled cheese sandwich (minus the ham) was probably one of my favorite meals of the trip.
I couldn’t help but keep comparing all the food in NY to the food in Paris. I have to say… Paris wins on this one!