One of my favorite places to dine in the city is at the David Burke Townhouse. The food is always delicious and the whimsical presentation is perfectly carried out from start to finish. The bread was baked and served in individual copper pans and the butter was served on a pink salt block.
The split pea soup was served tableside with a fried, soft-boiled egg.
Their pretzel crab cake appetizer is one of my all time favorites.
I had the blackened sea bass as my main course. It was served with a sweet sesame sauce as was scrumptious!
The Mister had the braised short-ribs with pasta.
We ended the meal with some decadent chocolate mousse and..
a wonderfully rich chocolate torte.
I have a new love. His name is Daniel. If you are ever in NYC you simple must eat here!
The ambiance of this Upper Eastside jewel simply cannot be beat.
Who could object to sky-high arrangements of fuchsia rhododendrons and peonies.
My meal started off with a delightful trio of poached shrimp, Spring pea puree, and smoked salmon for my amuse bouche.
Next came a scallop rosette. Divine!
Followed by grilled sea bass with a syrah reduction and caramelized cippolini onions.
The hubs got some delightful veal concoction.
Next came a chocolate cake filled with liquid caramel and milk sorbet. No words. Your life is not complete until you have eaten this.
And just as perfectly as it began, it ended with a collection of superb petite fours.
Two very happy, very full individuals.
I am having some friends over to watch the Oscars this Sunday. The show airs a little late (on the East Coast) to serve dinner, so I will be serving a fanciful array of delicious snacks. I don’t think you can go wrong with gourmet popcorn!