Oct 9, 2011 / 10 notes

EASY as ABC KITCHEN

                                 FRESH - BEAUTIFUL- PEACEFUL - ORGANIC - CHIC

 PRICE- MODERATE    VIBE- ELEGANT HIPPY

 

My friend and food writer of New York magazine -Adam Platt told me his favourite new restaurant in New York City since last year is ABC KItchen. He doesn’t usually pick favourites but after an evening at this Jean-Georges Vongerichten utopia, I now understand. 

If you are familiar with the homewear and furniture store ABC HOME, you know it symbolises organic chic, post modern hippies unite with taste and sophistication from organic branches and flowers to old-world chandeliers and industrial age steel. All of these contrasts come together to feel like home. Like a safe haven. 

This restaurant has taken this concept and created a menu which stands for the same principles. Organic, Locally Sourced, Perfectly balanced cuisine with warmth and top service in one of the most divine rooms in the city. 

As a girl who cares for her figure but loves food there could be no better. The menu is tasty, vegetable friendly but still accomodates trends and everyones palate.

Roasted Beets with housemade yogurt

Our experience of Chef Dan Kluger’s “farm-to-table”  concept started with Roasted Beets with housemade yogurt. Although a very simple dish it was wonderfully fresh and well balanced. 

Roast Carrot And Avocado Salad crunchy seeds, sour cream and citrus

A Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad felt very hippy dippy but was refreshing and delicious. I think for the price it is fair but anyone wanting something hearty or high level of execution may be underwhelmed as it is more about fresh ingredients and simple preparation. 


Raw Diver Scallops sea beans, serrano chilies and lime

The Raw Diver Scallops were divine. If I see Scallops on any menu I will order them and these were the best I have eaten in a while. Tender, Moist, fresh, thickly cut to enjoy the texture and the sweet flesh of the scallop was balanced with sea salt and serrano chillies. Plated on an adorable plate on ice it was undeniably exquisite.


Roasted Squash with parmesan and lemon

The Roasted Squash was yummy, slightly sweet from caramelization from roasting and punch from the Parmesan and acid from the Lemon it was very good, hearty but reminded me of something I would cook at home. But I think thats how they want you to feel. 

            

Black Sea Bass with chilies and herbs, baby market potatoes and spinach

The Black Sea Bass with chillies and herbs was very nice. Simple, refreshing, elegant but I’ve seen it before. We had dinner that night at about 10pm after an event and sadly the Pork was sold out! The early bird gets the pork! Noted. 

Overall the experience was wonderful with attentive wait staff and I would return in a heart beat. In a city where people eat out several nights a week this is the new direction of sustainable, beautiful cuisine that recharges your body and soul. 

A meal for two cost just over $200 with wine. 

Ommmm “Sweet and Meaty”

ABC Kitchen

ABC Carpet & Home

35 E. 18th St. 

(bet. B’way & Park Ave. S.)

Manhattan, NY 10003

 

212-475-5829

www.abckitchennyc.com

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