Bearing Gifts to Greeks
Need a 'Host' present for a Greek guy who loves to cook. Will be taking this by train to Pennsylvania:
1. He does have access to greek markets.
2. I need to travel with it for a few hours.
3. I can't get myself to Astoria
Sooooo, any thoughts on something Greek and Foodie I can get in Manhattan that will travel and be fabulous????
How about a very high quality olive oil, Greek or otherwise? (Check Fairway and Olivier & Co., though I think O&Co's selections are mostly not Greek.) Or perhaps bring Greek olives from the olive bar at Fairway or Zabar's? Or very high quality lamb meat from the 3-Corner Fields Farm stand at the Union Square Greenmarket? You could bring the meat in a cooler with an ice pack without problems, if you don't mind schlepping it that way.
Union Square Greenmarket
Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
I think this is an especially thoughtful gift. Perhaps a trio of bottles: one for every day cooking, one for dressing and another for drizzling and finishing mezedes. I buy my oils at Fairway or Despaña, the O&Co. I've been to at Grand Central mostly sells flavored oils, which I find impractical. Fig & Olive or Dean & Deluca may also be worth a visit.
Fig & Olive
420 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014
Dean & DeLuca
1 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10020