Marc Forgione

Marc Forgione          134 Reade street, (between Hudson St & Greenwich St) NYC

Iron chef America, Chef Marc Forgione has two other restaurants in Tribeca, American Cut and Khe-Yo, but this is his original spot in Tribeca. There were five of us, and of course we ordered two of the chef’s famous dishes: Chili Lobster and Chicken Under a Brick. Both dishes were DIVINE GOODNESS! and perfect comfort food for this weather.  Although I loved those two plates, my favorite was Halibut en Croute, Artichoke, Golden Raisins, Hazelnuts, Sauce “Proposal”.   The sauce is truly rich and fantastic.

At the end of dinner Chef Forgione was so sweet to show up at our table. He told us the story of how he came up with his famous Chili Lobster dish after his  dining experience during an Asia trip. I love love listening to stories like that!! And Chef Forgione gave me his steak knife too! Yay *\(^_^)/* I eat out so much but meeting chefs are always the most exciting part of dining.  The great ambiance and food here is the type where I can come all the time with friends on any night of the week. This place has a New York chic and casual feel to it so it’s nice to take visitors or friends from out of town too. How great to know that Chef Forgione spends a lot of his time here, even though he is SuPa busy with all of his work and projects (♥0).  Thank you chef for the fantastic food and it was wonderful meeting you. xoxo


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Bell & Evans Chicken Under a Brick, Yukon Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe, Pan Drippings ( two ppl size ) $59 ♥♥♥♥


Chili Lobster, Texas Toast $34 ♥♥♥♥


28 Day Dry-Aged Creekstone Farms Ribeye, Marrow Butter, Roasted Garlic, Mustard Greens $49 ♥♥♥1/2


Peconic Bay Scallops, Apple Nage, Wild American Caviar, Black Truffle Butter $19 ♥♥♥♥


Kampachi Tartare, Avocado, Sechuan Buttons, Toasted Pinenuts, Saratoga Chips $18 ♥♥♥♥


Halibut en Croute, Artichoke, Golden Raisins, Hazelnuts, Sauce “Proposal” $? ♥♥♥♥








chef Marc Forgione *\(^_^)/*


Jeffrey’s Grocery

Seafood Platter $60 ♥♥♥1/2

Jeffrey’s Grocery is located on Waverly Place and corner of Christopher street in West Village. This area is one of most charming part of in New York city ♥

West Village Empire Builder Gabe Stulman, who now run 6 different restaurants in West Village and Greenwich Village area. I’m sure you had been to some of his restaurants if not Jeffrey’s Grocery. Joseph Leonard, Perla, Fedora, Montmartre and they closed Chez Sadine this summer and reopened as Bar Sardine.

Jeffrey’s Grocery is focusing on seafood and American fare. Famous dish is Poached Lobster Pasta broken spaghetti, clams, leeks and tomato $39. It’s expensive yet portion is big and great pasta to share with friends.

Jeffrey’s Grocery          172 Waverly Pl New York, NY

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Salt Cod Croquettes chorizo, cherry peppers and sherry cream $? ♥♥♥1/2


Poached Lobster Pasta broken spaghetti, clams, leeks and tomato $39 ♥♥♥1/2


Summer Herb Marinated Skate pattypan squash, grilled little gem lettuce, crispy chickpeas and bacon creme fraiche $28 ♥♥♥1/2


Seafood ceviche ♥♥1/2


Roasted Mushrooms lemon and parsley $10 ♥♥♥1/2


Steamed Mussels bouillabaisse broth, rouille and baguette $16 ♥♥♥1/2


Ken & Cook 19 Kenmare St ( Between Bowery St & Elizabethe St )

Aren’t you always looking for a restaurant with outdoor seating during spring and summer time in NYC !? In my neighborhood Bowery area we have a few restaurants with outdoor seating. Pulino, Gemma, General, Peel…. I had been at all those places so many times so here I was patrolling at Ken & Cook on corner of Bowery St & Kenmare St. This place is great place to meet up with friends after work and enjoy nice weather and casual dinner with glass of wine. The Food was surprisingly good!! NY city offer so many choices of great restaurants and I’m not sure I’m coming here for winter but I will definitely come back here soon before summer end.

*my recommended dishes – Squid yogurt, mint salad & Whole Branzino

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Squid yogurt, mint,chili $17 ♥♥♥♥

Squid yogurt, mint,chili $17 ♥♥♥♥

Salmon cauliflower, mushroom,meyer lemon, favabeans ♥♥♥

Salmon cauliflower, mushroom,meyer lemon, favabeans ♥♥♥

Fried oysters shallot remoulade, siracha, lemon $16 ♥♥♥

Fried oysters shallot remoulade, siracha, lemon $16 ♥♥♥

Chicken fried, biscuits, honey $21 ♥♥♥

Chicken fried, biscuits, honey $21 ♥♥♥

Kale pom egrante, blood orange, parmesan $13 ♥♥♥

Kale pom egrante, blood orange, parmesan $13 ♥♥♥

Tuna tartare ♥♥♥

Tuna tartare ♥♥♥

Linguini pasta with clam & garlic $22 ♥♥1/2

Linguini pasta with clam & garlic $22 ♥♥1/2



orange cheesecake ♥♥♥1/2

orange cheesecake ♥♥♥1/2

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Salmon Avocado Tartare cucumber, ginger, vinaigrette $17 ♥♥♥



Burrata heirloom tomato, arugula, champagne vinaigrette $16 ♥♥♥

Prima        58 East 1st Street ( btwn 1 Ave & 2 Ave )

We celebrated L.E.S. designer friend Isi‘s birthday at Prima another night. We all enjoyed this giant 3 tower seafood platter. Long story short. This was our night…….Vino oysters.. more vino & clams… more vino & lobsters…….Vino vino vino vivo vino vino……..Lol Happy Birthday Isi!!!! We love you  

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 Chocolate Mousse maple syrup, whipped cream $9♥♥♥


Crab Cakes radish, pickles, tartar sauce $14♥♥♥


Prima 1 chilled lobster, whelks, periwinkles, 4 shrimp, 3 nantucket bay scallops, ceviche, 2 jonah crab claw, 3 little neck clams, 3 st. simon, 3 blue point, 3 beau soleil, 3 malpeques $95♥♥♥


Mille Feuille $9♥♥♥




Catch www.catchnewyorkcity     21 9 Ave New York,NY 10002

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Catch Roll crab, salmon, miso-honey $16, MRC Roll seared tuna, tempura shrimp, avocado, ponzu butter $17, Spider Roll soft shell crab, avocado, sweet chili garlic $13♥♥♥


Towers Of Seafood

$115 ♥♥♥


Hamachi Tartare pear, avocado, potato chips $18♥♥♥


Chu-Toro Carpaccio (off the menu) $? ♥♥


Lobster Mashed Potatoes $14


Kampachi Carpaccio $? ♥♥♥


Crunchy Rice Cakes tuna tartare, wasabi tobiko $15♥♥♥  


Scallop & Cauliflower pistachio, tamarind brown-butter $32♥♥♥ 


Crispy Chicken roasted roots, thyme jus $25♥♥♥1/2 


Dungeness Crab Spaghetti tomato, scallion, flying fish roe $22♥♥♥  


Roasted White & Green Asparagus ♥♥♥



Salmon belly carppaccio wartercress sweet & sour onion, yuzu $16♥♥♥ 


uni $7 BBQ Eel $7 Hamachi $5 Scallop $5♥♥♥


Macaroni & Lobster Cream Masparpone, Breadcrumds $18♥♥♥ 


Baked Shrimp olive oil, garlic, country bread $18♥♥


brussel sprouts $? ♥♥


Parmesan-Truffle Fries $10 


Banana Brulée Split raspberry bombe, gianduja bombe, cookie dough bombe.♥♥♥ 




Peanut Butter Cup Souffle peanut butter cup popsicles $12♥♥♥


Executive Chef Hung Huynh

( He is also executive chef at General 199 Bowery St btw Rivington St & Delancy St )


chef Hung Huynh


Ed’s Lobster Bar   Two locations 222 Lafeyette St, NYC & 25 Clinton St, NYC

Hello is it summer in the city (^_^) in February? This place brings the feel of New England / Long Island fish shack right to Soho. It’s the middle of winter and I’m imagining wearing a summer sundress & flip flops with the bright light, white walls & marble counter and open raw bar kitchen. Though the place is small with a dining room in back, the best location is the counter so make sure to grab a good seat. Order a chilled Sauvignon Blanc and watch the guy crack open the lobsters and oysters. This place is famous for its lobster roll ($27 market price) & raw bar but I didn’t order any of that as I want to try something new.   I started with the crab & artichoke dip (great but Freeman’s artichoke dip places the bar high) and enjoyed their tuna tartar with sea salted zucchini tempura.  The skate, the fresh fish of the day, was a great choice simply seasoned and seared in olive oil & butter.  P.S. Who’s Ed? Owner/chef Ed McFarland worked at Pearl Oyster Bar, which I adore for 6 years before opening his own place. Make sense!!

ps  Ed’s Lobster bar now has 3 location in city of New York. I can’t wait to patrol neweast Lower East Side location.

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 Tuna Tartar $13 & Little Neck Clams 1/2 doz 7.00 ♥♥♥♥


Pan Seared Skate with baby potato and spinich $17 ♥♥♥♥


Crab And Artichoke Dip  $10 ♥♥♥1/2    


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