This is my New York City blog for those who are living in New York City or are planning on visiting NY. I will update with just my daily happenings, restaurant reviews of local New York City restaurants,my favorite recipes and reviews of NYC bars and anything else I find amusing or interesting
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Breslin, NYC
Last night was supposed to be our monthly meeting of Burger
Club but we failed to get a quorum so it ended up being another dinner with
the Georgia Peach and Thyroid Storm. Not being Burger Club also meant that all
entrees on the menu were available. That being said, 3 of the 4 of us ordered the burger,
sometimes we lack creativity.
The Breslin does not take reservations, unless you’re
staying at the hotel. When we arrived, the joint was jumping but luckily, we
only had to wait about 45 minutes. Not too bad plus you can have a drink at the
bar while you wait. You can also order food in the bar area, if you can snag as
seat. We were seated in a great booth decorated
with elks and a hawk chasing a rodent. Sure made me hungry, or maybe in the
mood to hunt, if only I knew how.
I eat a lot of things that I love, but few things that I
think of as life changing. The scotch egg at The Breslin was my first scotch
egg and my life has been changed.
A scotch egg is a soft boiled egg wrapped in sausage then covered in
breadcrumbs and deep fried. My only regret is I shared mine with Gramercy Guy,
I could have eaten about 3 of these. If
I start a quest to find the best scotch egg, The Breslin will forever be the
gold standard. The Tuscan Kale (kale is
the new spinach) was like a Caesar but gamier.
Scotch Egg from the inside
The lamb burgers were really good. They were juicy and
served with a slice of feta which added a nice saltiness. The thrice cooked
chips were thick fries that were well done, delicious, and not very greasy. Gramercy Guy had the dorade with cockles and
beans. He really enjoyed it, but I found it to a be a little fishy for my
The Dark Chocolate Tarte for dessert had no chance against the four of
us. I couldn't even get a photo before it was gone. This was all I can
If that's not a rave review, I'm not sure what is. The cookie plate was just eh. If I was going to suggest two desserts, get two chocolate tartes.
I've said the scotch egg was life changing. What food have you had that changed your life?