Tuesday, August 20, 2013

new york city restaurant week - perilla

Restaurant Week ran in New York City from July 22 through August 16. There were a bunch of places I really wanted to try out, but sadly most of the ones on my list were only running specials for lunch Monday through Friday. Alas. The woes of working deep in the bowels of Brooklyn.

However, I did have the opportunity to dine at Perilla in the West Village with my high school friend Isabel and her college friend Susan. They had a really delicious prix fixe menu, featuring a selection of appetizers, mains, and desserts.

I think we each ended up ordering the exact same thing: mussels to start, followed by a roast chicken with either a peach or apricot glaze, a small loaf bread for dessert with some sort of consomm√© on the side.  (Can you tell it's been a while since I ate here?) We also shared some sort of duck meatball side dish with cipollini onions and mozzarella and some other flavors. And to round everything off, the waiter brought us little chocolate cookies topped with sea salt sprinkled on top.

Seriously yummy meal. I don't consider myself a New Yorker by any stretch of the imagination, but once in a while I catch myself in these "New York" moments, and this dinner felt like one of them.

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