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Iron Chef reigns supreme in NYC – Morimoto!

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Iron Chef Cuisine Reigns Supreme!

Having dined at Morimoto in NYC on a few separate occasions I must admit to having a rocking time at both! The most important thing to remember is to make sure you get a seat at the sushi bar! This is where all the action happens and the chefs will chat with you if you are friendly to them. To see them work up close is really cool. It’s entertainment! Plus, on both occasions the Iron Chef Morimoto himself was holding court there and he came over to speak to us both times. Really nice and warm guy. Was very interested what we thought of his food, which was terrific by the way.

When you pull up to the place the outside is covered with a flowing red drapery across the front. You can’t miss it. Entering the place you are greeted by the front desk staff. Both times our seats were not ready and it would be about 15 minutes to wait, so we went to the downstairs bar/lounge area. Bar area is very clear white with glowing red walls! Futuristic cool. See through poly-plastic type stools, and funky spaceship type feel. Small lounge area to grab a seat and enjoy a cocktail while waiting for your sushi feast to begin. Continue reading Iron Chef reigns supreme in NYC – Morimoto!

Petite Abeille – a touch of Ooh La La in NYC.

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Got to love when a place like Petite Abeille serves up brunch on a holiday Monday, and also still honors their regular half price Belgian beer weekly special! Double bonus points!

We were here not too long ago when I was off work for a holiday. Big, bright, airy place with plenty of tables. Outside seating too for when the weather is cooperating. A lot of options on the menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner. A stellar beer list with over 20 on tap! Felt so good to kick back with a glass of Leffe Blonde, a glass of Ommegang Rare Vos, and an Allagash Dubbel – each one only $3.50! Hell yeah! Happy Day!

The brunch plates here are terrific. Had to be one of the best Croque Madame’s I have eaten in this city. Large crunchy sourdough type bread topped with grilled ham, gruyère cheese, and an egg over easy. The whole thing was baked, and the egg was cooked perfectly. Just the right amount of yolk ran when bitten into. The bread is lightly toasted and buttered too. Oh my, oh my! Healthy? Hell no. Delicious? Oh good Lord – yes! Continue reading Petite Abeille – a touch of Ooh La La in NYC.