Food Hangover

My girlfriend’s parents came to town this past weekend and her father is really into good food. We ate so much, I had two days of food hangover. Everyplace we went to was incredibly good but it was a bit much for me, eventhough I love a good meal. We started Friday at the famous Peter Luger’s Steakhouse in Brooklyn. I had a Rib-eye steak that must have been the size of my 12″ Mac notebook. I should have started slow. Saturday night we went to Degustation which is a tasting tapas style joint.You sit at a bar and they prepare these small but incredibly tasty dishes right in front of you. Here are a few…
New interpretation of Cheesesteak. Basically a fine carpaccio with a cheese sauce. Tasty.
Lamb Belly with hasbrowns and a quail egg to top it off. The red is a beet sauce, not blood.

Suckling pig. Crispy skin and super tender meat. This was by far my favorite of the weekend.
We also went to La Esquina or The Coner in SOHO which was more of an experience then than a culinary experience. It looks like a small taco joint with standing room only but on the side there’s a door with a guy and a clipboard. Once it’s decided you’re allowed in, you go through a door down some stairs, through the kitchen and through another door into this really cool looking underground space. The ceilings are vaulted in brick and it’s really dark so it’s hard to tell if it’s really nice or not. Interesting experience.
Overall the food tour was a rare opportunity to a lot of nice food in a really short amount of time. I should probably only drink water and eat fruit for the rest of the week so my body can get back to normal.

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