I have a thing for…

New York. Last week my mom and I traveled to New York for my spring break. We had a bunch of doctor visits to do but managed to enjoy our time in the city. I would call this trip the eating tour of New York. We went to Sarabeths, Jane, Cafe Lalo, Millesime, Eatery, David Burke at Bloomingdales and a new restaurant DeeDa.

And for your viewing pleasure, here are all of the amazing meals we had!

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I have a thing for…

my camera. It is wonderful and takes the most glorious photos.

I have a thing for…

Truffles. My mom continuously asks me what truffles have that make them special. Truffles that are fungi are extremely expensive and used at the nicest of restaurants. The fungi are usually added to a dish to add depth and flavor. Another use is truffle oil that can be used as a great way to make any savory dish taste incredible. I LOVE these kinds of truffles, BUT I LOVEEEEE Chocolate Truffles even more. These truffles have nothing to do with the fungus and usually have a delicious ganache on the inside and are coated with more yummy chocolate on the outside.

I found this recipe on What Megan’s Making, a new favorite website of mine. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to try out the recipe. These delicious little balls of fun taste great and I cannot wait to make more when my batch has run out.

Cookie Dough Truffles

YUM

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Chocolate. I think if I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life, it would be Chocolate. Its rich, its decadent, it warms my heart. You can eat it sweet or savory and I am learning from Giada that its good with brie in a panini. But yesterday I did manage to make scrumptious Truffle Pops in honor of the upcoming holiday.

yum

for the recipe go here: Truffle Pops

I have a thing for…

Food, Glorious Food

If there is one thing that is true, New York one of the greatest places in the world for food. And I am proudly eating my way through it. Although it can rack up, and we are trying hard to not go into debt, even though my stomach wouldn’t mind it. We never eat at the same restaurant twice and try new restaurants almost everyday.

My Reviews Thus Far

Calle Ocho, was fantastic. Located on the Upper West Side you are not expecting it to be so large when you walk in but when they take you to your table you are transported to a great Spanish atmosphere. I had Vaca Frita al Caballo which was excellent. We ordered a combination of the sides which accented the meal very well. Black beans, white rice and sweet plantains; there is nothing better than that for me.

Cafe Lalo, also located on the Upper West Side is one of my favorite places for brunch. Everything they serve is fresh, beautiful and freakin tasty. Yummy nova and salads make for the perfect meal and I cannot wait to try everything else on the menu.

cafe lalo brunch yum yum

Good Enough to Eat was truly good enough to eat. Mom got the veggie burger, which was made with real veggies, not like a Boca burger you get from the freezer section of the grocery store. I got the chicken quesadilla. It was great and I cannot wait to go back and try their omelette with Granny Smith apples and cheese.

Clinton St. Baking Company, down in the Lower East Side is known for their pancakes. The blueberry pancakes were my food of choice and I was very content with my decision. They serve it with a maple butter which definitely accentuated the pancakes. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves to indulge in some sweet pancakes.

blueberry mmmm

Max Brenner, is my lover. Also known as the Bald Man who specializes in chocolate, his lunch was just as good as any of his desserts. Mom and I shared the Mediterranean Trio & Crispy Spice Dusted Pita Chips with hummus, eggplant and babaganoosh; I couldn’t get enough of this plate. We then shared a Cobb Salad that was equally as excellent. I can confidently say that I could order anything from this menu and always be pleased. (Located near Union Sq.)

platter full of goodness

Fig and Olive, located a stones throw away from Bloomingadales was amazing. Everything was fresh and made my stomach smile. They start off by giving you three different olive oils to taste with some bread and every dressing for the salad was a different olive oil. If you like mediterranean and want a fresh and tasty meal, Fig and Olive is the place to go.

More restaurant reviews to come…get excited for Bar Americain 🙂