Perry St

Thursday, June 25, 2009 3comments No tags Permalink 0

Saturday birthday brunch for Zubair, right after he won a bunch of squash matches :D

This was my second visit to Perry Street – the food this time around was markedly better than my last visit just over a year ago. The one thing I distinctly remember about that last visit was just how terrible the desserts were. The worst way to end a meal is with crappy dessert. And that’s how we ended lunch in 2008, with meringue spikes over a lifeless pile of creme. It still remains in my head to this day as the crappiest dessert I’ve ever been served in a restaurant.

Luckily, this time around, dessert turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Strawberry and rhubarb shortcake, warm molten chocolate cake, both with ice cream. The savoury dishes were also much improved, though the aloof and sometimes confused service was still a bit lackluster. Have they done away with the amuse? The Spring Pea Soup with Parmesan Foam was nice touch. Nothing showed up this time though.

Regardless, between house made sodas and mimosas, this proved to be a rather enjoyable visit. Company played a big factor as always ^_^

Photos follow below:

Lilikoi-Chili Soda

Peekytoe Crab Salad with Champagne Mango and Asparagus

Crispy Calamari with Yuzu Dipping Sauce and Sesame…compare with last time.

Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Crunchy Potatoes and Creamy Herbal Spinach…no potatoes in 2008, but there was “Liquid Gruyere“.

House Made Gravlax with Poached Eggs, Toasted Brioche…compare the same dish.

Strawberry Shortcake

Molten Chocolate Cake

Perry St
176 Perry Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 352-1900

  • K
    June 25, 2009

    Great photos, love your blog!Funny, you managed to hit all of my "all-time" food favorites in one meal: crab, calamari, salmon, steak, shortcake, and chocolate!! Looks like it was delicious :-)

  • K and S
    June 26, 2009

    agree about bad desserts…happy belated to zubair!!

  • anonymous
    June 29, 2009

    Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Crunchy Potatoes and Creamy Herbal Spinach…is what I don't want to see with this hunger:)

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