|Hearth's Coaster. So cute and so true.|
The restaurant is cozy yet unpretentious and the space is quite palatial considering its location. Upon seating, we were handed our menu. I skimmed the menu without understanding anything (forgive me, my day started at 730am that same day) and found my favorite item listed: Tasting Menu $76.
Bean Soup with Citrus Oil
|Arugula and Fennel Salad|
White Anchovies, Breadcrumbs, Pickled Cipollini Onion
|Smoked Spanish Mackerel|
Pine Nuts, Radicchio, Golden Raisin
Cauliflower, Black Cabbage, Pecorino, Soffrito, Bread Crumbs
Manila Clams, Cockles, Mussels, Stone Bass, Head-On Prawns
|Roasted Hampshire Pork Chop|
Swiss Chard Gnudi, Bacon, Baby Bulb Onion
|Concord Grape Sorbet, Lemon Tuile and Yogurt Sorbet|
|Apple Cider Doughnuts|
Apple Compote, Maple Cream
It is quite a rarity to have this much fish and seafood in a tasting menu and I love it! Serving anchovies and head-on shrimp is quite brave, considering that the general American population is averse to peeling their own shrimp and anchovies have a bad reputation. (Truth be told, I ate all the shrimp heads on the table and I enjoyed every bit of it. Mmmm!)
Thank you, Marco Canora, for a very wonderful meal.
*These photos were taken on November 3 2011, the day that i ate and paid for this meal.
403 East 12th St
New York NY 10009