Here’s a catch up post for some food in the city.
Free drinks at Façonnable
There’s the usual overpriced bar drink in NY. Then there’s the free, all you can drink cheap stuff at luxury retailers on 5th Ave.
Fashion’s Night Out 2010 was the latter. Getting free drinks in Zegna, Versace, etc. while in said stores is simply amazing.
Nine West appetizers
I’m pretty sure this was Nine West. They had drinks and snacks such as the ones pictured above. What a great concept – these were bland tasting toaster pastries, but the presentation was excellent.
Carrot cake at Serendipity 3
Now, we hop over to a long running restaurant called Serendipity 3. They have a little bit of everything on the menu, and they can serve as a dessert place after your dinner if you so choose. The carrot cake above really hit the spot (as well as my wallet).
Serendipity 3 Menu
This $1,000 sundae is a bargain compared to their $25,000 haute chocolate.
This sundae was as delicious as you would imagine, but this thing is enough dessert for 2 or 3 people by itself.
Pecan Pie Sundae
While the strawberry would be enough for all of us at the table, we had to go ahead and get this pecan pie sundae as well.
Torrisi Italian Specialties booth
OK, the last part of this post. This is Torrisi’s booth at San Gennaro. San Gennaro is a *meh* festival that has been going on forever, but I had to check out Torrisi’s booth since this is their first showing at the festival.
For more background, check out the Times article. I like that they went for an Asian theme at the Italian festival, just as a tongue in cheek way to poke fun at how Chinatown is taking over Little Italy and everything else in the vicinity.
wok-fried mozzarella sticks
These were hearty and had great texture. I felt they were over salted, but hand made mozz is delicious.
roast pork sandwich
The roast pork sandwich. The one I received was cold, bitter, and mildly spicy. I wouldn’t fault it for being cold, but there was no delicious flavor profile for me. It was simply cold and bitter, which was a disappointment since I’m a huge fan of their lunch sandwiches (specifically the Turkey Panama).
While oddly shaped, I actually tried their cream puff on two different occasions. This was the star of the booth for me as the cream puff managed to be light, smooth, and not too sweet in a package that really came together.