It’s been just shy of 9 months since my last post and Chris tells me I need to put some quality content out there. So what better a time than now, the day after my dear friends Craig and Julie came to visit from London. Craig is 1/2 of the reading audience of this blog, so it’s fitting to commemorate our NYC evening right here.
We began with Krug Grande Cuvee. A multi vintage with a base of 2004, this was utterly fabulous, as Krug so often is. Rich and heady, with about an hour of air it was open and just lush with toasty flavor, texture, and pure hedonistic pleasure. This is one of the most consit
After Krug we made our way down to Manhatta, Danny Meyer’s newest and arguably most dramatic dining establishments. We very much enjoyed our glasses of wine (a delectable Cecillon Marsanne for me) 61 floors up, but couldn’t stay long, for gruyere fritters were waiting.
Glorious gruyere fritters. If you haven’t been to Crown Shy, you’re missing out on New York’s best new restaurant. It’s simply fabulous each and every time. Highlights always include decadent pull apart olive brioche to start, ‘nduja hummus, razor clams and carrots, and the must-have gruyere fritters. Seriously. This time we loved the cauliflower and octopus and sausage over red rice, especially with
This spectacular bottle of South African Pinot (Heaven on Earth) Craig chose:
The Hubert Lamy 2013 was also in particularly great form. Drink more 2013s!
Craig and I somehow managed to make it out for one more drink, before calling it a night at 1 am. Not bad for a Sunday!