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#1 Daisy

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:29 PM

Coming soon to the East Village in the former Persimmon space (10th beween First and A). They have their beer and wine license and are aiming to open this Thursday. Chef Jeremy Spector is a fine home cook I happen to know because he's a friend of a friend and I have had his food at parties. But last night's pre-opening tasting shows he has some restaurant chops as well. We had nicely seasoned steak tartare with smashing house-made chips and brandade, utterly delicious broccoli rabe with garlic and roasted beets with chopped preserved lemon (a total winner of a dish), perfectly cooked duck breast--rosy and tender with a nice crisp edge ---and well-executed branzino with bronzed skin. The menu is divided into 'spreads'--the tartare and brandade, potted shrimp, a few others--small plates and three entrees which include chicken fried steak and roast chicken. There is also listed poutine with duck confit which to the dismay of some members of our party was unavailable.

It's small and cozy, but the high banquette I was seated on was quite comfortable. About thirty seats in all including a couple at the bar and a few at a counter along one wall.

Just don't get me started on the name.
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#2 yvonne johnson

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:22 PM

I do like a well executed Bronzino.smile.gif




It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:26 PM

I am a terrible speller. blush.gif Will edit.
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#4 yvonne johnson

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:30 PM

It was a case of 'interference' me thinks. The 'bronzed skin' fried your mental spell-checker.
It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

#5 Sneakeater

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:53 PM

This is obviously part of the zeitgeist.

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#6 yvonne johnson

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:58 PM

That's funny. Is it Daisy? Surely she would choose a name other than Mike Peed.

My mind sometimes does flips with: is it striped or stripped bass. (Ture. No, true. True, true.)
It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

#7 Suzanne F

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:15 AM

QUOTE(yvonne johnson @ Mar 8 2010, 06:58 PM) View Post
That's funny. Is it Daisy? Surely she would choose a name other than Mike Peed.

My mind sometimes does flips with: is it striped or stripped bass. (Ture. No, true. True, true.)


Only if served skinless and ungarnished (ungrenached?).

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:22 PM

i've seen bronzini

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#9 Lex

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:10 PM

I wish I could have a dollar for every person who's going to call it the Bridle Room.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:38 PM

I want a dollar for every person who asks if roast cat is on the menu.
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#11 Stone

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:23 AM


And she was.


#12 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:01 AM

Who is designing all these retro menus?

#13 Suzanne F

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:53 AM

$23 for CHICKEN FRIED STEAK?!?!?!?!? blink.gif

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#14 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:09 AM

Ouch. $16 at Mara's Homemade.

Mind you, forty bucks for a pound of cheddar these days. I am thinking of going back to canned pilchards as my main source of nourishment.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:21 AM

QUOTE(Suzanne F @ Mar 9 2010, 11:53 PM) View Post
$23 for CHICKEN FRIED STEAK?!?!?!?!? blink.gif

Feeds two or three.

And she was.