Saturday, July 25, 2009

NYC - Pure Food and Wine Pt 4: Dinner #2

~ First Course ~

Butter Lettuce Caesar Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Reduction avocado lemon caesar dressing, fines herbes, caper parmesan
Looked great and the caesar dressing was delicious. I wasn't so crazy about the chocolate balsamic reduction - personal preference. Still, a great salad!

Asperagus Sushi Rolls with Mirin Soaked Forest Mshrooms avocado red pepper scallion

The Nori rolls were amazing! & The pickled ginger was strong but still really good - These were great!

~ Second Course ~

Caper Lemon Roasted Chanterelle Mushroom with Truffle Creamed Broccoli port and currant mustard sauce, wild arugula pesto

All delicious!, great texture.. loved the broccoli.

White Corn Tamales with Raw Cacao Mole marinated mushrooms, salsa verde, avocado

A couple girls at a table the night before claimed that this was the best meal they had ever had int heir life so of course we had to order it. The corn husks are filled with the tamale stuffing, which is a nice change from the flax wraps which we found at most places. But I may have had my expectations too high, because although it was quite delicious, I preferred many of the other dishes we ordered.

This was a tasting plate brought to us: Turnip julienned & marinated with Pistachio parmesan & aged cashew cheese grated on top. It was simple and delicious.. like almost everything at Pure.

~Third Course ~

Strawberry Shortcake Napoleon orange blossom honey soaked strawberries layered between vanilla cream and orange almond cookies and strawberry sherbet

Desserts completely win the round! This was so beautiful and soo delicious. Everything about this was perfect. I loved it!

Tiramisu. We had heard over and over how the tiramisu from the juice bar was everyones favorite and how they would plate it for a dessert so we decided to try it. Again, while delicious I think I had overly high expectaions and it just wasnt my favorite. Still delicious, the desserts here are phenomenal, all of them! What a beautiful ending to a beautiful meal.

A special Thank you to all the amazing people at Pure! : Tara, Thanks for showing me around, you were amazing, appreciate it lots! Laura, thank you for the amazing green juice, you are a juice goddess, Joey thanks for all your help also, Dave - also juice bar, Noe, amazing waiter!! Maiquen, amazing waiter 2!! and Amelia for setting the kitchen tour up and Sarma, thank you for heading all this! Huge Thanks for all you do!


Lauren said...

The ceasar is my favorite at Pure! :) YUM!! I am a fan of the tamales, it's one of my favorite things on the menu (I LOVE the "taco" type dish at the juice bar!). The strawberry shortcake is divine, def. a hit! Mmm, I need to make a trip to Pure soon! So glad you had a great time!

Robin 'Keiko' Gregory said...

I know amazing - you lucky girl!!
Oh & I forgot to mention that Woody Harrelson came in & sat 2 tables away, facing me. That was great. ; )

Lauren said...

OMG ROBIN! You must of been there the same night my in laws were there!!! They were so excited they were next to him ( I think they said 2 tables as well!!)! Small world!

Robin 'Keiko' Gregory said...

yes, and Woody sat in the corner the night I was there.. so either we sat very close - or he ate there another night. which is also a high possibility. It's a pretty wonderful place to eat!