I’ve recently been on a major hiatus due to a crazy life – I finally started a new job (!!!) so I took a trip home and have been getting things together in recent weeks. But, a few posts will follow in quick succession about some stuff I’ve been up to recently (AKA eating a lot of good stuff).
A few weeks ago, Kate, Maria and I decided to cash in on the amazing deals that were circulating for New York Restaurant Week. We checked out a few menus before deciding on DBGB Kitchen – we picked this spot because they had a wider selection for each course, even for the more limited, prefixe restaurant week menu.
After grabbing a cocktail at the bar (unfortunately not included in the prefixe dinner) we sat down at our table and prepared for our giant feast to come. First up was the appetizer course – Kate and Maria both opted for the oysters. I – not a major shellfish fan (or really of any food that you don’t need to chew) – opted for the grilled panzanella salad, made up of sourdough bread, heirloom tomatoes, onions, with goat cheese and chives. It lost points for it’s semi-deconstructed format, but otherwise was delicious. The bead was not soggy/still a good level of crunchy and the onions added a nice bite. Plus, I’m on board for anything with goat cheese, so this one was a winner in my book.
On to the entree course – there were a few really delicious-sounding options, so it was tough to choose. I opted for the cavatelli because I was in a pasta mood. Plus, I was contemplating the Frenchie Burger (with confit pork belly, arugula and cheese) because of the confit pork, so the duck confit in the pasta was a good compromise. The cavatelli, which also had mushrooms, garlic, cheese and tomatoes, was topped with bread crumbs and garlic and was really freaking good.
Finally, dessert. My fave. The restaurant week menu had three options, so we decided to each get a different one so we could sample them all. Cheesecake is my weakness, so I went with that option (obviously). It was paired with rosemary ice cream which was interesting, but I never feel the need to eat again. The cheesecake tasted great, but again, the deconstructed thing was a bit weird (seems to be a theme at DBGB). Aside from that small quirk, definitely well-spent and filling Saturday night nomming with friends.