Monday, May 9, 2011

Social Eatz

I wanted to tell you all about a wonderful new restaurant where I had my Mother's Day lunch this weekend.

It's called "Social Eatz" and the owner/chef is Angelo Sosa of Top Chef/Top Chef All-Stars fame.  The restaurant is located on East 53rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Manhattan.  The menu is a wonderful mix of eclectic Asian fusion burgerz and sandwiches.

We sampled three appetizers;  The Crisp Spring Rolls, the Smoked Ribs and the Hot Wings.  All simply delicious!

Mike had the Tomato Curry Soup which we all tasted.  Flavors like I have never experienced before!!

For our mains I had the Bulgogi burger, Regina sampled the Hanoi burger, Gino had the Bibimbap burger (topped with fried egg!) and Mike had the Kung Pao Sandwich.  I ordered one of the Imperialist Hot Dogs for everyone to try and we shared two orders of their Crispy Fries.

We ended by sampling their Yuzu Cream Puffs and Chocolate Toffee Brownie which were served with a shot glass of what tasted like some type of seasoned soy milk.

I cannot sing their praizes enough!  This place is a must try for everyone.  There is nothing over $15 on this menu.  You have never experienced flavors like this anywhere.  It's new, it's different, the decor is pretty and the bar is wonderful as well.  Lots of interesting beers on draft and bottle as well as non-alcoholic drinks of the ginger beer variety.  Wait staff is wonderful too - very pleasant and very helpful!

I urge you to have a meal there - you will not be sorry!  I know that I will be back!

Long Time No See

Yeah it's been awhile since I've posted.  I'm going to make an effort to get here more often - really!

I actually have prepared a recipe for tomorrow that I learned how to make in Madhur Jaffrey's class at the DeGustibus Cooking School.  That was a wonderful class that I enjoyed sooo much!  In fact, I bought a used copy of one of her vegetarian cookbooks so I could try some new recipes.

The recipe I've prepared for tomorrow's dinner is called "Baked Pate Kebabs" - and really it's like an Indian meatloaf.  If it comes out good I'll post photos and the recipe here later in the week.

Ms. Jaffrey was wonderful to listen to and wonderful to watch her cook.  She told a lot of wonderful stories as she prepared her dishes.

 I really enjoy going to the DeGustibus classes.  I received a gift certificate for Mother's Day for two classes!  I'm going to save them for the next series.