Tastes of the Week

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.