January 18, 2008

New York: Il Bastardo

Meeting up with Jackie Cantor, the talented editor who bought Ladybug Farm, at Il Bastardo was an unexpected pleasure. I was surprised to find such a lovely restaurant just a few blocks from our office that I had never known was there. I suspect I will visit it much more often.

I started with a lovely spinach salad with mushrooms, bacon, and goat cheese. But the main dish of pan seared trout with marinated artichoke, almond, sage, and dry white wine was just perfect. The fish was flaky, the almonds toasted on to give it great texture. I very much enjoyed it (though I had hoped to try A Voce -- perhaps on a future trip).

Posted by Jennifer at January 18, 2008 8:19 PM | TrackBack

I have to tell you that reading your blog is kind of fun. I know nothing about the New York food scene, so it's an education! If I ever make it there (not in the "make it anywhere" sense, just in the "travel" sense) I'll have a good idea of where to eat. This is an important consideration for me - it's a treat for me to "know" of somewhere to go for good food when I'm in a new city.

That Saganaki in your last entry? I am so having that!

Posted by: Marlene Dotterer at January 24, 2008 9:47 PM
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