Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tofu in Tribeca

Tofu done right is a delight. A reader had this to say about a recent tofu experience:

I may have had the most ethereal homemade tofu in the city this week at Rosanjin in Tribeca. Perfectly proportioned, the tofu was accompanied by a dollop of cavier, a small mash of fruit and a light soy based sauce at the bottom of the dish. Sheer delight. The sashimi was extraordinarily fresh and tuna and sweet potato was well made. The service was warm and helpful. I will be back for the tofu.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Welcome Sarabeth's

The news is Sarabeth's Kitchen will be taking over the Bazzini space sometime this winter. It will be another great brunch spot. Expect something big from them at Taste of Tribeca, May 15, 2010.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Terroir Will Open at 24 Harrison St.

Insieme chef Marco Canora and his partner will open a branch of their Terroir wine bar at 24 Harrison St. Despite the closings of Chanterelle and Yaffa's, the Tribeca restaurant scene is thriving. Expect to see some new restaurants at next year's Taste of Tribeca, May 15, 2010.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner at Taste of Tribeca 2009

Kurt was the star of the Lamb Board's chef challenge at Taste of Tribeca 2009, beating out Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen. Check out this Behind the Burner video with Kurt making cheddar-filled sausages:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Landmarc Dinner Series: Eat (and Drink) Well for a Great Cause

Landmarc's chef Marc Murphy is launching a benefit dinner series to provide free massage therapies to cancer patients during chemotherapy. The dinner series are intimate wine dinners including a reception hour with hors d'oeuvres and a four course dinner. Read more about this series on The Strong Buzz.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Trattoria Cinque - Weekend Brunch and Monday Specials

On Saturdays and Sundays, Trattoria Cinque offers brunch from 11 AM to 4 PM. Choose from brunch selections like Porchetta Eggs Benedict, Panettone French Toast, and even a brunch pizza, the Pizza con Uova Strapazzate, with scrambled eggs, mozzarella and pancetta! And, how could it be called brunch without a bloody mary? There are 5 signature bloody marys at Trattoria Cinque, of course!

If you, somehow, miss the weekend brunch, don't fret. Monday nights Trattoria Cinque offers Peroni and Pie Mondays. From 5 PM- 10 PM enjoy the artisanal pizza of your choice with 2 Peronis for $20.

Pizza con Speck & Funghi: speck, mushroom, mozzarella
Pizza con Gorgonzola e Pere: pears, gorgonzola, white truffle oil
Pizza Margherita: tomato, mozzarella, basil, evoo
Pizza con Lardo: fresh rosemary, mozzarella, lard from Colonnata, Italy
Pizza Margherita con Anchovies: tomato, mozzarella, Sicilian salt-cured anchovies, basil, evoo

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Taste of Tribeca Bids Farewell to Favorite Haunt

Karen and David Waltuck were co-founders of Taste of Tribeca, way back when (maybe 1994?). They were parents at PS 150 at the time. They have been such an important of the Tribeca restaurant scene which makes the closing of Chanterelle more than a bit sad.