Saturday, September 11, 2010

Annisa (New York, NY)

I had the honor of visiting Anita Lo's (Top Chef Masters) flagship Annisa.  This special little restaurant opened once again in the West Village after the terrible fire that had the restaurant closed for several months.  I really like how cozy the restaurant is, with only a few tables available.  This makes everything seem so much more personal.

My favorite dish of the night was the Duo of Lobster and Corn appetizer dish.  Absolutely amazing.  The lobster is served fresh and raw -- which reminded me somewhat of amaebi (sweet shrimp), but only... better, I would argue.  Here are some of the dishes we ordered.  (Too bad the lighting was so dim.... I see that the photo quality definitely suffered, although I really liked the atmosphere)

Duo of Lobster and Corn
Millefeuille of Strawberries with Ricotta, Pink Peppercorns and Aged Balsamic
Seared Foie Gras with Soup Dumplings and Jicama
Softshell Crab with Summer Squash, Lardo and Sea Urchin
Sautéed Filet of Wild Striped Bass with Creamed Kohlrabi and Bacon
Barbecued Squid with Thai Basil and Fresh Peanuts
Pecan and Salted Butterscotch Beignets with Bourbon Milk Ice
Chilled Pink Grapefruit, Elderflower and Fennel Soup with Almond Milk Jelly
Assorted Desserts

This little restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you are a fan of Asian-accented French cuisine. 

Location:  13 Barrow Street (West Village)
Dress Code: Business Casual
Occasion: date night dinner, business dinner, family dinner
Price Range: $75/person for the 5-course tasting menu (excludes tax and tip), for a la carte, ~$18/dish for appetizer, and ~$35/dish for entree

Friday, September 10, 2010

아.... 저 유혹많은 세상.  혼자서는 자신없고 두렵지만

함께 해 주시는 분이 계시기에 용기를 낼 수 있다.

나에게 가장 유익한 길, 내가 마땅히 가야 할길을 보여주실 분 계시기에.  :)