laotian restaurant in Tribeca
Racines opened last month on Chambers Street in Tribeca. My friend,Onick, and I were super lucky that we got counter seating in front of the open kitchen. YAY! *\(^_^)/* I highly recommend for you to make reservations at this counter seat. However, if your party is bigger than two people this might not be the right space for you. In either case, good luck with reservations because they only have four counter seats!! I enjoyed being right at the heart of the restaurant, listening to French, and watching Chef Fréderic Duca and the others in action. Oh, by the way, I can’t speak French…hehe (~_~) My friend and I ordered two appetizers and two entrees to share. We enjoyed all four plates. I will definitely go back again sometime soon to try new dishes.
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
I came here with two of my friends and we ordered three different kinds of Omakase. Azabu’s is authentic Japanese Sushi restaurant so there was no unique Nigiri or California roll. Menus were all traditional and just the way I like it 🙂 The place is located at the basement of Greenwich Grill (Greenwich Grill closed early 2014 and now DARUMA-YA ) in Tribecca.
Sushi Azabu 428 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013
Fuji course appetizer Sashimi ♥♥♥♥
Hotaruika with Miso paste/Firefly Squid ♥♥♥
Japanese traditional dessert “Anmitsu” ♥♥♥
uni bibinba ♥♥♥1/2
NYC doesn’t have many Korean fine dinning. Most of Korean restaurants are located in Korean town in midtown. We ordered two different kind of 3 courses tasting menu with wine pairing. Each plate was pretty and delicious. Our waiter was very helpful ( Cutie Patroller doesn’t talk about service normally but it was very memorable service we had so I’m mentioning this time ) \(^_^)// My photos are two different kind of 3 courses tasting menu. Mushroom dashi with poached egg was wonderful. Me & undercover patroller Kim were smiling when waiter brought us House made tofu soup because before they added broth this tinny tinny tiny tiny tofu with mushroom was in big plate ( You can understand if you check my photos below ) Hahahaha (^_^) I recommend you to come here for special occasion and intimate dinner with someone. xoxo
Tasting Menu $80, Wine Pairing $50/$75. ( 2011 )
9 Course $180, Wine Pairing $110 ( 2014 )
www.jungsik.kr 2 Harrison St,New York, NY 10013
9 Course $180 from 2014 Menu
Octopuswith ssamjang aioli
2011 Tasting Menu $80
Mushroom Dashi Poached Egg ♥♥♥1/2
Truffle Chicken ♥♥♥1/2 “Whoops..I was playing with the green piece…..haha”