Back in NYC, Spotted Pig with Kathryn

Thursday, January 28, 2010 6comments No tags Permalink 0

Thank you for all the comments on the last post!! ^_^ It’s a shame I cannot teleport between NYC and Hawai’i…how delicious would that life be??

I’ve been taking photos less frequently since I got back to NYC, trying to wean myself from this “addiction”. First it pained me to let meals go to “waste” by not having photographic evidence…but now, it’s sort of nice to just oooh over a dish and dive in, without pulling out the dslr and snapping away.

However, I do get occasional pangs from non-camera-use-remorse …last night I had dinner with Pierre at Pylos, a gorgeous Greek restaurant in the East Village. Towers of thinly sliced and fried eggplant and zucchini, a side of tzatziki. Thick cuts fresh squid, deep fried. And then we moved onto plate of lamb chops with mini stuffed eggplants and potatoes, then buttery rounds of poached salmon (raw at center) over spinach-rice pilaf. Sun-dried tomato and olive sauce to finish. A bottle of wine…

…And not a single photo. But on the flip side, the restaurant was crowded, tightly packed, it would have been awkward to shoot away. And to be honest, dinner is all the more lovely when you don’t have to go “can you pass this one here? ok let me just grab a quick photo. ok, now this one. oh wait! hold it still!” Hahaha.

I’m still trying to find a happy balance between taking/not-taking photos.

But till then -> lunch with Kathryn at Spotted Pig – one of my first proper lunches of 2010! ^_^
We started with the Deviled Eggs (which Kenji coincidentally wrote about in NY Mag on the same day)…
…and then shared the special appetizer of the day, Prosciutto Fritters…
…unfortunately there were more greens than prosciutto in there…but still ono!
And then we split their signature Burger with Roquefort Cheese…
…man those shoestring fries are killer, especially all tangled up with the rosemary ^_^

The Spotted Pig

314 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0393

  • Anna
    January 28, 2010

    Those fries look amazing, like if you tried to pull one out the mass would suck you in…and you'd have to eat your way out…I think I'm hungry. :D

  • anonymous
    January 28, 2010

    I wouldn't worry so much about the photos. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy the photos and they definately add to the posts but it is your writing and passion for the subject that makes them more a happy addition than a necessity.Alan from Makiki

  • Foodandfate
    January 29, 2010

    great photo of those fries. i want some!ps – hi neighbor..i'm in the east village too!

  • Cafe Pasadena
    January 30, 2010

    And, yet you kinda wanna have a foto reminder of what a good meal looked like! Something you can look back on.Btw, I hope you enjoyed your National Chocolate Cake day on the 27th!

  • KirkK
    February 1, 2010

    Man that devlied egg is without a doubt "drool-worthy".

  • anonymous
    February 1, 2010

    ah… this looks awesome. I do agree that this non-camera use sometimes offers remorse. But I only get that when it's one of those days when I'm out of pictures and have nothing to write about :P You never seem to run out of food outings though! :)

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