Holy foodie day Batman!
- seal Jul 25, 2007 06:50 PM
My brother is in from Portland so we had to do it up right.
First to Momofuku Noodle bar at noon for Momofuku ramen and snap peas, then a brisk walk down to Katz's to share a pastrami sandwich. A few more blocks down for some palate cleansing gelato at Il Lab and then back towards St Mark's place for a falafel at Mahmouns.
After a much needed few hours respite, it was off to Devi for the RW week dinner, plus onion/parm kulcha, three drinks, and an extra Emperor's Morsel for dessert.
*edit - for anyone who says that Devi is not a wonderful choice for RW, please explain why not in detail. There were many choices for all three courses and it was a steal at only $35 pp. Sure we had lots of extras and went more than twice that, but for a normal meal it would have been fine.*
I am stuffed, fluffed, but not rebuffed as I try to find my fat pants ;o)
seal, I'm a bit disappointed. You went to Katz's and Il Laboratorio but didn't do the rest of my (in)famous LES eating "tour"?! Shame on you! lol
Seriously, though, very impressive! :-)
Lucy, Emperor's morsel -- quoting from Devi's website -- is "crispy saffron bread pudding, cardamom cream, and candied almonds." De-licious!
I went to Devi for Restaurant Week a couple years ago and remember getting very tough, overcooked tiger shrimp and lukewarm food (I can't muster up more details at this point, but I think those explain it pretty well). But it might have been an off night, or, off meal. Perhaps they've improved, but I haven't had a chance to go back yet, for RW or otherwise. Maybe it's time for a second visit.
For your other foods, AWESOME. Fat pants!!
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Nice write-up Seal. I salute you and your capacity--and hell, that's what fat pants are for!
It sounds like a great day. And we surely agree on Devi. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.