Mourning some more…and of course eating our way through it.
Each day gets better. Definitely having a bit PTSD but we forged on. We had one of the best tuna nicoise in the city at Lafayette for lunch and had a glass of wine.
We stopped in MahZeDahr bakery for a few goodies. In full transparency we are investors but regardless the baked goods here are insanely delicious. Brownie and a brioche donut with just the right amount of creme filling. Wow!
We walked around and bumped into our friend who showed us the hot off the press SnapChat glasses. They are pretty damn smart. Feel good in your hand and they only upload to Snapchat for a story. Had multiple drinks at our place later in the day with friends before heading over to Perla for a fantastic meal.
Saturday was also with friends. Went to see our friends new baby. Really fun seeing our younger friends move into parenthood. We stopped by an old fave, Kelley and Ping, to share a Bangkok Curry soup before heading back home.
We had dinner at Bessou, a new Japanese restaurant in Noho. The female owner who was born, bred and raised in Manhattan even went to Stuyvesant High School. The menu is influenced by the cooking she grew up with in her own house prepared by her mother. Japanese comfort food. Delicious….and comfort food is exactly what was called for.
Charred eggplant caponata with taro chips.
Shisomaki. Peanuts and miso wrapped in a miso leaf. This is really delicious
Grilled romaine topped with a soy quail egg and a creamy sesame dressing.
Fritto Miso Japanese style with sardines, calamari, lemons and a dipping sauce.
Scallion pancakes with a tofu aioli and pomegranate seeds.
Cold udon noodles with an assortment of tempura.
Soy ginger branzino
Slices of pork belly to wrap in lettuce with hoisin, pickled carrots and chili oil. This is off the charts.
Everything was delicious, modern and unique. The vibe in the restaurant feels upbeat and downtown. I plan on coming back very soon.
The one who is the most happy we didn’t go to Paris was Ollie. He has zero idea what is happening in the world. Kind of a nice place to be.