Big Flavors in the Big Apple

Posted by: Dave DeWitt




While in New York with Mary Jane, I gave an address about the new book to the Horticultural Society of New York and autographed some copies while everyone was eating spicy burritos. That was fun, of course, but even tastier were some of our restaurant adventures.  I was on a seafood binge at first, dining on grilled octopus and Loup de Mer (wolf of the sea=seabass) at Milos, here, a Greek seafood place on W. 55th.  Later, at a Brittany-style French brasserie, Maison, had a bucket of Prince Edward Island Mussels Provencale, which were incredible.  Last night I switched to Indian food at Bay Leaf Indian Basserie, here, and had a very spicy Lamb Vindaloo while our waiter was warning me: "It's hot, sir, very hot."  I told him not to worry and finished every bite over Rice Pillau--outstanding!  MJ had Chicken Tikka Curry, which also was delicious.  Today we bought curry leaf at Kalustyan's Market, here, probably the most diverse and fascinating international specialty food market ever at Curry Hill in east Manhattan.  And we're not done yet!  On to be continued.

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