I’M BACK WITH THE FOOD FINDS SERIES. For some reason, last year’s visit to NYC lacked in glorious food pictures. But maybe it was a sign because this time around, we ate like champions. It’s not every day we explore fine dining restaurants in New York. This experience made me step out of my picky eating habits as I finally put seafood and veggies in my mouth. Read on to learn more about four incredible food spots in NYC.
We ate here twice in a row for my moms birthday. Topped off with its signature sauce, there’s nothing like a good juicy steak from Peter Luger. This may not be the most adventurous of dishes out there but it is definitely a place worth visiting. The only downside? It’s extremely difficult to get reservations.
To all the chocolate – more specifically nutella – lovers out there, there’s a market place called Eataly which is located right next to the flat iron building. Within eataly are dozens of italian cafes to choose from. It ranges from pizza, to bread, to pasta and so on. Of all the places, our family decided to go to the nutella cafe for dessert. Of the hundreds things we got to choose from, my brothers and I opted for plain nutella crepes. It was decent but I wish i’d chosen something more daring; maybe we were just overwhelmed with excessive number of nutella bottles displayed.
Having just discovered that Marea is known for their seafood, I’m happy to say that I ordered the Spada for my main dish. We also ordered steak (how typical of us) and mushroom risotto. I honestly don’t know which one I liked the most. The risotto was a family favourite, but maybe it’s just because we like rice haha. Also, the chocolate desserts were perfection – rich and sweet with a touch of salt.
To no surprise we got beef again. Korean cuisine is my brothers’ favourite and the sad thing about fine dining is that the portions are tiny. Luckily, Jungsik offered rice bowls for my not-so-little brothers. I also loved the royal bibimbap mainly because there was truffle. My parents enjoyed the tuna kimbap and crispy red snapper. However, what really stood out was the appetizer. I don’t quite remember what it was but (1) they are plated so uniquely and (2) these appetizers are so creative. It consisted of jelly, oysters, wraps and somehow the flavours worked perfectly together. This is coming from a girl who doesn’t even like fruits and vegetables – Go for the appetizers.
Hope you’re all hungry now. The topic of food won’t change yet as our visit to Hershey Park is coming up next…