Christy – New York Dining

February 11, 2010

in restaurant, travel

I am here in the big apple dining all week long, which means you get to dine with me :)

Last night I had dinner with some friends of mine at their apartment. They made turkey tacos with guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and what I thought was green onions. Turns out I was wrong – they were japalenos!

The table

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And my plate

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My taco was good, but obviously very spicy. I won’t make that mistake again! At least my sinuses are clear :)

Here are my gracious hosts and chefs for the evening

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For tonight’s dinner, we took out our friends who we are crashing with while we are here to a place called Blossom Cafe. There is a Blossom Restaurant downtown but we decided to go for the cafe since it is closer and the weather is still crappy.

Blossom is a vegan cafe with really yummy gourmet food. We all had a glass of wine and then ordered their butternut squash soup for an appetizer. We dug in right away – even before the camera came out

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It was really creamy tasting even though there was no dairy in it at all. This is just the thing to chase away the chill in the air.

For dinner, I split the Acorn Squash Risotto with my friend. The risotto is gluten free and came in an acorn squash with little sweet potato crisps on top and swiss chard surrounding it.

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AMAZING!! So, so good. It was warm and creamy (minus the cream) which is what I have been craving since I got here. It is really true that where you live effects what you crave.

My friend also ordered a side of Brussels sprouts. But we all know how I feel about those.

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For dessert we stopped by an adorable cafe called Peacefood Cafe. We got three desserts to go and split them all. All of them are made with natural sweeteners.

A raw Key lime pie which is made with coconut and avocado

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A tiramisu

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And a magic cookie that had chocolate chips, coconut and carrots in it!

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The cookie was by far my favorite – not too sweet and really most.

We are headed to Gusto Organics tomorrow night which I hear is amazing. I can’t wait!!

Cafe Blossom on Urbanspoon
Peacefood Café on Urbanspoon

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