I prefer to stay in on Friday nights…restaurants are too crowded and the idea of staying home, cooking a good meal (I’m in charge of the food, Pierre takes care of the wine) seems much more appealing. But we’ll make an exception every now and then.
Yesterday, an early (6:30pm!) dinner at the bar of Gramercy Tavern. They’re doing a special Cider Week menu that runs till the end of next week. Arctic char tartare with pear and fennel to start. Followed by…
…scallops, mussels and clams. Served with black beans, apples, and squash.
For the main, grilled rabbit with broccoli rate and and roasted fingerling potatoes. I’ve always wanted to learn how to cook rabbit…maybe we will do that tomorrow night!
A pear crisp finished with vanilla bean ice cream and ring of hazelnut brittle.
Though this specific menu is for cider week, Gramercy Tavern always offers of $48 four-course menu in the tavern room. Add wine pairings for another $20.
Clockwise from top left:
- Apple Cider, Poma Aurea, 2007, Asturias, Spain
- Apple Cider, Eve’s, Autumn’s Gold, NV, Finger Lakes, NY
- Apple Cider, Farnum Hill, Kingston Black, NV, Lebanon, NH
- Apple Ice Wine, Eden, Heirloom Blend, 2010, West Charleston, VT
Such a good value…and don’t forget about their “secret” lunch deal ^_^