[yiddish] To eat like an animal, i.e., quickly, noisily, and in great quantity.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Home on 8th

I don't get it. Honestly, nothing special here. The lunch specials are fairly priced, but you could do better. The quality was decent but the food was no where near memorable. I ordered the garlic chicken. It was listed as spicy, but wasn't, and did not taste very much like garlic. The fried rice had an off taste to it and the egg drop soup lacked flavor. At least the delivery process was easy. I feel bad if this is what vegans and vegetarians think is terrific. I want to give it another chance, maybe another dish would be better?

391 8th Ave

Le Cirque: Ladies who lunch

We totally cheaped it up and didn't order anything extra with our restaurant week lunch and they still treated us respectfully. The space is just a teeny tiny almost a smidge bit tacky... I do love that the gents must wear jackets, I wore one too just for fun. Its not stuffy, its classy.
The sour dough-ish bread is great. The shrimp appetizer was a bit salty, but I enjoyed the match with carrots. Even though I CANNOT eat grapefruit (vom vom vom), I chose the scallop with hazelnut and grapefruit and pushed the bitter nastiness aside. I really enjoyed the dill, hazelnut, and sunchoke combo. The scallops were pretty good. The creme brulee had the perfect amount of sweetness, but it really could have been warmer. I liked my friends chocolate cake and tart sorbet. I think restaurant week is a great time to go, just so you can say you have been. I left satisfied and more full that I thought I would be.

151 E 58th St