Meat packing district
- rhubarb Jul 27, 1999 03:09 AM
I keep hearing about a new restaurant on west 13th
street. Right down from "Hogs and Heffers". Has anyone
been there? I hear it's really goo
It's Fressen, just around the corner from Washington St. A strange place, aside from the usual fermented-blood stench of the neighborhood. Clean, spare, Alice Waters-y appetizers; muddled, everything-all-the-time main courses--for example, sea bass poached in ginger ale, which was even worse than it sounds. I'd give it a couple of months to shake down.
re: Joe Moryl
As the restaurant is within sniffing distance of literally thousands of hanging carcasses, I should hope the name would be ironic. Although I understood the word fressen to refer to the Yiddish connotation of chowhoundish eating, which would, given the precious nature of the cooking there, be ironic also.
I went to Fressen and had an awesome dinner. Really
good Branzino with fresh lychees.
Very fresh, innovative, tasty food I thought.
I reccomend it