Jack’s Wife Freda

Brunch at ”Jack’s Wife Freda” in West Village

 

Jack’s Wife Freda     50 Carmine St , New York, NY 10014 (646) 669-9888

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Eggs Benny – 2 poached eggs over potato latkes, smoked salmon and beet hollandaise ♥♥♥

HOUSE CURED DUCK BACON $6 ♥♥♥

Saturday Brunch

Mediterranean Breakfast – 2 eggs any style, chopped salad, labne, avocado and pita bread ♥♥♥1/2

PIMM’S CUP NO.1 – Pimm’s, lemonade, mint & ginger$12 ♥♥♥

Cappuccino $4

Jack's Wife Freda

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Rosemary’s

Rosemary's

Brunch at Rosemary’s West Village

Octopus Salame – basil, sicilian gardiniere $12 ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Rosemary’s       18 Greenwich Ave. (At 10th St) New York, NY 10011 (212) 647-1818

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Calamari $8 ♥♥♥

Chitarra Alla Carbonara – guanciale, scallions, pecorino romano, egg $15 ♥♥♥

Sunday Brunch

Lamb Panini – braised lamb shoulder and greens, honey-mint ricotta $14 ♥♥♥

Bar Counter

Hot Tea $5

Sunday Brunch

Cappuccino $5

Brunch Menu

Rosemary's

Cafe Clover

Cafe Clover

Beautiful Ambience ”Cafe Clover” West Village

Location: Greenwich/West Village

Cuisine: New American

Exculusive chef: David Standridge, formerly of Market Table and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Cafe Clover  10 Downing Street ( corner of 6 Ave ) New York, NY 10014 (212) 675-4350

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Ivory lentil risotto  with shaved black truffle $18 ♥♥♥

Nova Scotia lobster on a bed of parsnip, jalapeño, and grapefruit $17 ♥♥♥

Brussels sprouts $8 ♥♥♥

Poached halibut with black lentils, almonds, olives, and lemon $29 ♥♥♥

The striploin steak with potato purée $21  ♥♥♥

A crèpe cake with mascarpone mousse and espresso chocoloate sauce $9 ♥♥♥

Hehe ~Guess who is behind wine!? Marc a.k.a NY Journal 🙂 I’m a huuuuuuge fan!

Here is his Cafe Clover review

http://nyjournal.squarespace.com/journal/2015/2/23/cafe-clover.html

Instead of bread restaunrant serves crackers made from flax, chia, and sunflower seeds, served with a butternut squash hummus ♥♥♥

Bar counter

Main dining Room

Blenheim

 Blenheim Brings a Taste of The Catskills to the West Village

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Trout and its roe, buttermilk and borage $20 ♥♥♥ 

Blenheim opened on May 19th in the West Village. I came with food blogger Eat Like A Lady for dinner patrolling first week of their opening yet I forgot to post this review on my blog until now. Whoops! Blenheim has a famous upstate NY farm where the owners split their time along with running the restaurant. Since Blenheim is practicing the farm-to-table experience, their menu changes very often due to the seasons. They informed us that they are going to have a tasting menu in few weeks which is very exciting. (4-course tasting with amuse bouche $65, wine pairing $45 ) One highlight of the evening was the Trout and its roe, buttermilk and borage from the appetizer menu. Another was the custard with chamomile, almonds and honey and I’m so not a dessert girl! It was very, very interesting and delish! Also I saw the steak with asparagus and I would love to order that if they still have it next time. It looked better than our Lamb and Guinea Hen! The downside of dinner was that the plating was a little messy on some of the dishes. This is totally understandable since new restaurants are adjusting many things in the beginning. At the end of dinner, we all received their homemade maple syrup to take home. It was very thoughtful of them 🙂

NEWS:

Executive chef Justin Hilbert ( formerly of Gwynnett Street ) left Blenheim in June.

Current Executive chef Chef Ryan Tate ( formerly of Le Restaurant )

Blenheim    283 W. 12th St. , New York, NY 10014

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Pork with turnips, fermented rice and mustard $15 ♥♥♥
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Artichokes and crab imperial $22 ♥♥♥1/2
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Lettuces with bitter herbs, honey and anchovy $13 ♥♥1/2
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Lamb with barley, spinach and menthol $35 ♥♥♥1/2
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DSC07271Guinea hen with steamed lettuce, foie gras and hazelnuts $32 ♥♥♥
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Custard with camomile, almonds and honey $12 ♥♥♥
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Sweet chervil and bitter chocolate $12 ♥♥♥1/2
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Amuse Bouche
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homemade maple syrup

 Patrolling with Eat Like A Lady at Blenheim 🙂

This is what we ordered and shared:
Appetize:
Fiddlehead ferns cooked in goats butter and roasted lemon $14 ♥♥1/2
Pork with turnips, fermented rice and mustard $15 ♥♥♥
Lettuces with bitter herbs, honey and anchovy $13 ♥♥1/2
Trout and its roe, buttermilk and borage $20 ♥♥♥ 
Artichokes and crab imperial $22 ♥♥♥1/2
Entree:
Guinea hen with steamed lettuce, foie gras and hazelnuts $32 ♥♥♥
Lamb with barley, spinach and menthol $35 ♥♥♥1/2
Dessert:
Sweet chervil and bitter chocolate $12 ♥♥♥1/2
Custard with camomile, almonds and honey $12 ♥♥♥

Blenheim

Empellon Taqueria

Empellón Taqueria

Taco Feast at ”Empellon Taqueria” – West Village

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The Empellon team (Al Pastor, Cocina, Taqueria) now has three locations in New York City. The newest taco bar, called Empellon Al Pastor, just opened in October on the corner of St. Marks and Avenue A. Empellon Cocina serves modern Mexican and is also in the East Village. Tonight I was at their original restaurant, Empellon Taqueria, in the West Village where they specialize in tacos.

Let me tell you my prego girlfriend, Michelle, had a blast. She used to love tapas food and wine, but since becoming pregnant she can’t drink, eat cheese, cured meat, or raw seafood. So she went cray cray ordering three different kinds of tacos plus reordering another plate of fish tacos again. Damn ~ #PregoGoneWildOverTacos

Here is what I enjoyed.  We tried three different kinds of tacos and two appetizers. I must say these were the best fish tacos I ever had. Even better than tacos I had in Mexico. But my two favorite dishes from dinner were the Shrimp (shrimp chorizo, nugget potato, serrano salsa) and theDiver Scallop (cucumber, tomatillo, mezcal) from the appetizer menu .  The scallops were raw so she Michelle cheated a little bit. hehe 🙂

I highly recommend that you order these three dishes the next time you visit Empellon in the West Village.

Mucho delicioso  *\(^_^)/*

P.S. — I recently visited Empellon Cocina for dinner and it was a completely different experience than the one I had at Empellon Taqueria. My patrolling report is coming soon so stay tuned! 🙂

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Perry St

Perry St

Three course lunch at ”Perry St”

Perry St Steak Tartare crispy quail egg, parmesan cheese, basil ♥♥♥1/2

Perry St        176 Perry St., New York, NY 10014

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Three course lunch $28

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Salmon Sashimi chilled coconut broth, asian pear, tapioca ♥♥♥1/2

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Neta

Neta

Sushi Omakase at ”Neta”

Snapper w/ Truffle

Three Omakase (tasting menus) priced at $105/145/225. I did the $105 Omakase. Here’s what I got 🙂

Neta     61 West 8th St., New York, NY 10011

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Suji

Dungress Crab

Szechuan Spiced Salmon

Kampachi w/ Potato Cake

Grilled Scallop (w/ Uni)

Mini crab Tempra

Great dinner with Jay a.k.a The Dishelin Guide 🙂 Here is his review http://www.tabelog.us/reviewers/thedishelinguide/reviews/14454

Scottish Salmon

Avocado Maki

Shrimp Tempura Maki

Sawara (Spanish Mackeral) Sashimi Salad

Dasai Nigori Saki

Toro & Scallion Maki

Peanut Butter Ice Cream