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Dim Sum in Chinatown

Sorry but CB is closed while relocating in the neighborhood. Stay tuned.

Dec 01, 2012
cello55 in Manhattan

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Pear Cider Gravy

Reminds me of a striper I once dated.

Ohiee!

(sorry)

Nov 24, 2009
cello55 in Recipes

** The best bread in NYC **

I agree with your recommendation for Silver Bell. I'm bias because I grew up eating thier bread. Wondering if they still make those 40 lbs. pumpernickles. I think either or both Zabar's and Balducci used to carry some of thier goods.

Mar 15, 2007
cello55 in Manhattan

Help me make her birthday dinner memorable

ok,ok your right.
The truth is I didn't want to disappoint.

My beloved had been working like crazy (Grant Writer) and after making and canceling plans for 11 Mad, Il Buco, Union Sq. we just stayed local and went to La Lunchenette over on 10th ave.

I have a sentimental attachement to La L. but the food was just fair and not like the old days, service was fair with 80% of the tables occupied.

That said I hope this great thread will help bring other romantics more success!

Sep 13, 2006
cello55 in Manhattan

Help me make her birthday dinner memorable

No doubt about it, Chowhounds are the best when it comes to fine dining and romance!

11 Madison
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Il Buco
Craft
babbo
L'lmpero
Annisa
USC
MOMA

This list will keep the fine dining and the romance going for a long time.

Thanks to everyone!

I'll leave you in suspence as to where we dined.

Aug 25, 2006
cello55 in Manhattan

Help me make her birthday dinner memorable

I'm with u RGR as far as the prix-fixes but I think some folks want the adventure of exploring a menu, which I can understand. Personally, I like leaving it all up to the chef.

Aug 25, 2006
cello55 in Manhattan

Help me make her birthday dinner memorable

K, it's getting down to the wire.

I remember she mentioned Union Sq. Cafe once as a place she's liked. I've never been.

The idea of a destination rest. like Blue Hill is stirring the imagination. Combined with a nice Sunday afternoon drive. Hmmm.

Aug 16, 2006
cello55 in Manhattan

Help me make her birthday dinner memorable

So many great suggestions. Looking at Craft, what about Craftbar down on 19th and B'way?

Aug 15, 2006
cello55 in Manhattan

Help me make her birthday dinner memorable

I called to inquire and in fact there is a sampling menu in the bar/lounge.

Aug 11, 2006
cello55 in Manhattan

Help me make her birthday dinner memorable

I Love My Wife.
And I would like to make her birthday dinner next Wed. a memorable one.

She has a fine palate and likes really clean food.

I was thinking of something along the lines of 11Madison but I'm not sure about the idea of a pre-fix menu.

Then I thought about Spice Market downtown but was there once and would like someplace a little more intimate.

Is Danny Meyers place at MOMA an excellent choice?

Any recommendations of your favorite, special place are greatly appreciated.

Oh, and some place in Manhattan...

Cello55

Aug 10, 2006
cello55 in Manhattan