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Lupa Recipe, Beets

Does anyone know the recipe to the beet and pistachio appetizer at Lupa? Is it a pistachio puree?

What's in it?

Thanks!

Jan 10, 2008
abbybernie in Home Cooking

Any suggestions for drinks before dinner in the West Village?

If you're looking for a quiet place with awesome atmosphere, go to V Bar on Sullivan b/w Bleeker and W. 3rd

Jan 09, 2008
abbybernie in Manhattan

Lavanga or The Mermaid Inn for Second Date

I've never been to LaVagna (sounds like La Vagina, which immediately turns me off), but I've been to Mermaid, and it was excellent

Jan 09, 2008
abbybernie in Manhattan

Why does restaurant week food suck?

Isn't it a shame that even at great restaurants, restaurant week food always sucks? I've been to many a restaurant week lunch and dinner and somehow was never quite blown away, and I am not picky or negative...I'm looking to enjoy it. But I found out something upsetting a while back when I worked at the Royalton hotel. I asked that same question to the executive chef, and he told me that it's because restaurants will use lesser quality ingredients since they are banging dishes out in larger quantities. Disgrace! Why use shitty ingredients when you should be putting your best food forward and hopefully hooking future restaurant devotees. I'll never look at Restaurant week the same again.

Anyone have a place that doesn't have sucky restaurant week food?

Jan 08, 2008
abbybernie in Manhattan

Recipe at Lupa [Moved from the Manhattan Board]

Does anyone know the recipe to the beet and pistachio app. at lupa? Is it a pistachio puree?
What's in it?

Thanks!

Jan 08, 2008
abbybernie in Home Cooking