Jun 30, 2009

A Sustainable Seafood Restaurant

Fishtail is the new adventure of David Burke on the Upper East Side. Located in a historic Townhouse, where the ground floor is an oyster bar and on the second, you will find a colorful dining room. The menu is divided between Fish Dishes, where Burke showcases his innovations, and Simply Fish, where fish are served either roasted or grilled, with a simple sauce on the side. The interesting fact is that 80% of the seafood on the menu is caught through sustainable fishing measures. At the end, be sure to ask for the Can o` Cake, a molten chocolate cake, baked to order with caramel sauce. It is actually served in the can, where it is baked and made to share. Also, if you are lucky enough, you can even spot a celebrity, Jack Nicholson was right beside our table the other night.

135 East 62nd Street
(212) 754-1300

Jun 12, 2009

Bouchon Bakery

While shopping, working or simply walking during a rainy day at Columbus Circle, a stop at Bouchon Bakery for a coffee and a sweet is essential. A variety of pastries, breads, chocolates and simple sandwiches are amazing. Created by renowned Chef Thomas Keller, the bakery was founded in Yountville, where he would prepare breads for his restaurants. As a consequence of the venture’s success, nothing better than to repeat the recipe in NY, just a floor below Per Se (this one, I’ll save to write later on). Don’t forget to try the Chocolate Bouchon, similar to a brownie that melts in your mouth in a perfect bite size. The sandwiches are also a good option for a quick meal and the prices are reasonable.

Bouchon Bakery
Ten Columbus Circle, Thrid Floor

Jun 4, 2009

Artful Cookies

They are so pretty you feel sorry to eat them, but once you do…Surprise, they taste good too! The most beautiful hand decorated cookies in town are made by Eleni’s, for sale at Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys and at their own store at the Chelsea Market. Choose from their large design variety or have it custom made. Either way these cookies are a great idea for party favors and gifts.

75 Ninth Avenue (at Chelsea Market)