Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Two Desserts at Gramercy Tavern!

Oh, how I love Gramercy Tavern. Henry does too. Funny, we've never been there with each other so we decided to celebrate seven years of being together (we met in 2001 right before September 11th). 

Many of the ingredients at GT are local, and bought fresh daily at the Union Square Greenmarket just a few blocks away. Michael Anthony is the Executive Chef at Gramercy Tavern and kudos to a great meal. 

We shared the wonderful pasta and entree dishes and I ate both desserts! I started off with a wine from Channing Daughters, but Henry is a California wine lover and I couldn't argue with his amazing choice of wine for our meal. 

Henry ordered Veal Cappelletti with Cauliflower and Basil and I selected the Lamb Pappardelle
with Olives, Lemon Confit and yummy Beet Greens

For dinner, I had the Tilefish with Artichokes, Tomatoes and Lima Beans (I have Lima Beans on the brain) and he chose the Rack of Pork & Braised Belly with Baby Turnips and Fingerling Potatoes

I had three kinds of ice cream: Mint Chip (almost as good as my recipe), Blackberry Lime and Ginger AND ate the entire Nectarine Blueberry Tart with Lime Whipped Cream and Blueberry Sorbet!! 

ABOUT THE WINE 
Shafer, One Point Five, 2005, Napa Valley, California – Cabernet Sauvignon
Shafer is a solar and sustainable vineyard. According to their website, Shafer is 100 percent solar powered, they reuse and recycle water, make compost for fertilizer and partner with owls, songbirds, hawks, bats and other wildlife to cultivate successful vineyards and rely on cover crops to help control insects that would otherwise blight our vines. Check out their video on sustainable farming at this Napa Valley gem. 

Sauvignon Blanc, Channing Daughters, Mudd Vineyard, 2007, North Fork of Long Island, New York


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