Friday, November 21, 2008

A Tribeca Thanksgiving

It's that time of year again, all the food and dining sections are preparing us for Thanksgiving. I hope you like stuffing... and which wine should it be? Beaujolais Village or Zinfandel? If I had my way this Thanksgiving I'd check out the Thanksgiving feasts at some of the Taste of Tribeca restaurants.

Blaue Gans offers a three course Thanksgiving dinner featuring traditional options such as roast turkey, red cabbage and brioche dumplings or, for those Turkey Day non-conformists, there's venison goulash with fresh herbed spaetzle. For more harvest favorites, visit The Harrison for Long Island duck breast with sunchokes, bartlett pears and an apple ginger glaze followed by a cranberry pecan bread pudding with anise ice cream. Cercle Rouge has a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu that offers a roast turkey dinner or wild king salmon, pumpkin, apple and potato gratin, fricassée of vegetables, cranberry chutney, and natural pan jus. An a la carte and children's menu is also available.

There are many options for Thanksgiving that do not require you to dirty any of your own dishes! Now THAT'S something to be thankful for! If you want more ideas, click around the Taste of Tribeca site for menues and more!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tribeca Breakfast

Tribeca has a diverse and delicious assortment of really good breakfasts. Today our group of restaurant insiders had a working breakfast at Blaue Gans, on Duane Street. One dashing waiter plus excellent coffee, a full breakfast menu including apple pancakes, eggs and an incredible pastry selection of house made pastries to put Balthazar to shame equals one of the city's Best Morning Meals. Read about this morning delight in an article from New York Magazine's archives.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chew On This.

Two ambitious food lovers have designed interactive wheels to help users select local, seasonal foods at their peak. Read more about this interesting product here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bazzini's Power Lunch

Today the Taste of Tribeca co-chairs had a late breakfast at the revamped Bazzini's on Greenwich Street. it's becoming more of a lunch spot, with an expanded deli sandwich counter. it is now open at night as a sandwich shoppe and ice cream parlor. It feels like a decades old cafeteria, come try it!!