I am looking for the specific dish that knocks your block off, even if it's french fries!
A dish that cannot be denied once it beckons and you must go across town at rush hour just to have it!
Egg caviar at Melisse.
Uni pasta at Angelini Osteria
The sweetbreads at Animal (before they changed the recipe, so I haven't been in a year).
The charred octopus at Mozza.
The sweetbreads at Mozza
Sweetbreads at Prune (okay, always get them in N.Y.)
White asparagus risotto at 3 Square.
Truffle risotto (when they have it) at Maison Giraud
Uni (Japanese and Santa Barbara) at Mori Sushi
Barracuda (slightly charred at Mori's. The tofu and soy sauce at Mori's (go figure!)
Lobster bolognese at Melisse
Prime rib and yorkshire pudding at Lawry's
Buttermilk donuts at Primo's or Dk's.
Chocolate chip cookies at Farmshop
Fresh and warm bread at Bay Cities (but once it is not warm, just okay)
(I've only had it once - but some kind of mussel soup at Jitlada with a bowl of something you add to the broth - and if you add it all - just great. But you have to let it cool down around 15 minutes or so before you can eat it)
Sweet potato fries at Josie's
Sam Wood roast duck in Van Nuys next to 99 Ranch
Cupid's Chili dogs (it's a youth memory thing. Not offended if you don't get it.)
I'm getting tired. And hungry.
One craving that has been haunting me for the past few weeks is Sotto's spicy clams in guazzetto w/ cranberry beans and 'njuda.
Visited this spot a little over a month or so back. Over everything else we had that night, the clams dish stuck out more than anything. I was so full from everything else, but I just had to keep tasting that broth. Remarkable dish.