Mourning some more…and of course eating our way through it.

tunasaladEach 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.

mahdzahrWe 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!

image000000We 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.

bangkohcurrySaturday 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.

eggplantCharred eggplant caponata with taro chips.

pepperswithpeanutsShisomaki.  Peanuts and miso wrapped in a miso leaf.  This is really delicious

lettuceGrilled romaine topped with a soy quail egg and a creamy sesame dressing.

friedfishFritto Miso Japanese style with sardines, calamari, lemons and a dipping sauce.

scallionspScallion pancakes with a tofu aioli and pomegranate seeds.

sobaCold udon noodles with an assortment of tempura.

branzinoSoy ginger branzino

porkbellySlices 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.

ollieThe 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.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Jessie Arora

    Joanne- You are too cute in those Snapchat glasses. Thanks for keeping spirits up and inspiring me every day!

  2. pointsnfigures

    Fun watching younger people enter parenthood. Totally fun. You will be a great grandma

  3. Susan Rubinsky

    Love the Snap glasses!!!! Want.

  4. awaldstein

    wow–Kelly & PIngs.LIved on Broome Street when they had two locations in soho. 13 years ago!Best part of the post was seeing your dog. i think people who care for their pets are simply better people.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Had a dog since I was born

      1. awaldstein

        Was raised with dogs and somewhere in life, cats–like samthecat–on my lap as I write, became my counterpart.

        1. Gotham Gal

          allergic to cats

          1. awaldstein

            That will make dogs the choice for certain.

  5. Donna Brewington White

    Great photo of you!

    1. Gotham Gal