Wedding gift - Brooklyn restaurant gift certificate
- THewat Feb 24, 2010 04:53 PM
I'd love to get two friends a great meal as a wedding present. They know & enjoy The Good Fork - I'm looking for a great alternative. Relative facts: they eat everything, preference for locavore. One of them used to be a professional chef. Live near Park Slope, but they have car, will travel for wonderful meal. (C & D, if you're reading this, feel free to chime in.)
Park Slope: Applewood (locavore, a bit pricey - so it might be viewed as a special occasion meal)
Near PS - Carroll Gardens: Buttermilk Channel (nearby, locavore, a personal favorite of mine - just bought my brother a gift cert for his b'day, so I know that they exist!)
Willing to travel - Ditmas Park: Farm on Adderley (slightly out of the way, charming locavore restaurant that they might not get to very often)
Just a couple options... What'd I miss?
I could be wrong, but I don't think LVO is particularly locavore in its approach and it is somewhat more expensive, almost as much as the Grocery or Saul. That said, I think it would be very special. There is no place like it in NY (it's a converted old-style pharmacy and the food is unusual and very good. It would be a nice gift for someone who had never eaten there before.
For me, the places that comes to mind for a "special night out" are:
Locanda Vini & Olii
There are others with just as good a food, but they tend to be a little less expensive and/or a little more boisterous -- either of which take away from making it a special night.
We went to Stinky & ate at Rosewater last night - we got the tasting menu, feeling that one should fully explore a place before buying someone else a gift certificate - it was wonderful. Thanks to all of you for your thoughts - we look forward to meals at some of the other suggestions in the not too distant future.