This is incredibly helpful. Many thanks to all of you.
The Pistachio Millionaire's Shortbread was exquisite. Can you post that recipe?
I would so love the recipe for the In the Raw Peppermint Brownie Cookies.
Thank you both so much for sharing your experiences. Your accounts are both so helpful.
Yono's was a huge success. Food was terrific--interesting and sophisticated, good wine, quiet and easy to talk, very pretty place with pressed tin ceilings. Thank you so much for the suggestion.
Thanks so much. This is very helpful. One question: is Yono's fairly quiet. That is, would a group of six be able to hear each other?
Again, many thanks!
Thank you so much!
Went to Greenhouse Tavern for lunch. A great meal. Amazing soup of the day and then krispy kale salad with an egg on top.
Dear all--thanks so much. I am going to Greenhouse Tavern for lunch today, but it's closed for a private party tonight. Any other ideas in that neighborhood, or in the neighborhood around West Saint Clair Avenue, for dinner?
I made these this afternoon for a new year's party tonight. Used half Ghirardelli's Extra Bittersweet and half Ghirardelli's Semi-Sweet chocolate in the brownies. Used Ghirardelli's Bittersweet Chocolate chips for the glaze. Would love to know if the recipe creator has a suggestion about bittersweet vs semi-sweet vs unsweetened.
Thank you so much for your suggestions. I have just bought a 12-cup Bodum coffee press. I was really persuaded by the arguments above: takes up less space, looks good at the table, cheaper. Also, much easier to clean than the Krups, which had so many parts that needed to be washed.
To vagabondblogger: yes, there will be a digital version. I believe it will be published simultaneously.
My friend, for that budget, is looking just for someone to provide food, not service and clean-up. She loves the idea of Dinosaur BBQ. She is looking for informal food, not an elegant repast!
Dear all, I can't thank you enough for your help. I ended up going to Tony's for dinner Saturday. Perhaps the best halibut I've ever had. A very elegant and blissfully quiet restaurant. Expensive, but we felt we had a great meal. The criterion for choosing all the restaurants was proximity to our hotel downtown. I also had lunch at Bridge, which was good, and breakfast at Rooster, also a success.
Thank you all so much. I will report on my return!
Many thanks to those who suggested Arbequina olive oil and La Tienda. I ordered the Arbequina from La Tienda, and it was exactly what my friends were looking for. They describe it as thick, buttery-tasting oil, smooth and flavorful.
This is SO helpful. Many thanks to all of you.
Thanks so much!
Many thanks to all of you. Adam--I really appreciate your help on Twitter!
Thanks. I knew the Payard restaurant on Lexington closed and didn't realize one could buy their baked goods directly.
Any suggestions on where to get farro for the Farro Pomegranate salad? Fairway on the upper west side of Manhattan doesn't carry it--not even in its organic section.
For NC Gourment: I passed your question to Margaret Maron, who says the pickling spice gives it "oomph" -- otherwise it's just another fruit jam of no particular distinction.
I think these are wonderful. Good food photography is hard to do.
Thanks so much. We were thinking of cocktails. Someone else suggested the new West Branch on Broadway and 77th.