Welcome to a new feature on my blog. Every weekend I'll be re-capping the special things I ate, drank, or cooked the previous week. Here's the first installment -- posted Sunday, June 20th. Please feel free to share your experiences. I am always interested! Let me know about any wonderful wine-and-food pairing discoveries, great things you ate, wonderful new recipes you cooked, or any new ingredients you've tried. And I'm always on the lookout for wonderful three-ingredient recipe ideas and radically simple ones, too. For the week of June 13, 2011:
A fabulous dessert at Barbounia called kanafeh -- made of warm shredded phyllo, ricotta cheese, rose-water syrup, pistachios & honey with anise ice cream.
A glass of tocai friulano at Sfoglia (great with their crispy roast chicken under a brick).
A big plate of sauteed broccoli rabe (with a good pizza) at Zero Otto Nove (new location on West 21 st.).
Roast pig with bacon marmalade (fabulous!) made with beets & apples at ABC Kitchen.
Smoked corn on the cob with herb butter at the newly-opened Soco on Myrtle Ave. in Brooklyn.
A ragout of oysters and mushrooms (in a creamy green crab reduction) from Hundred Acres at a party sponsored by Edible Manhattan.
The spicy tofu ssam from BaoHaus at the premiere of Ferran Adrià's new movie/documentary.