Way back also in February (it was a busy month!) we went to ABC Kitchen. Jen had been talking up ABC Kitchen for a long time-it’s near her work and it’s apparently the restaurant the celebrity chefs go to (see my post on Elizabeth Falkner). Jen has had a reputation of picking very cute restaurants with not so great food but with this restaurant and Beauty and Essex, she’s redeemed herself greatly!
The restaurant is very beautifully designed, straight to the entrance. It’s also attached to a store which has an eclectic arrangement of furniture, jewelry, housewares and other stuff.
The one inconsistency was that the music didn’t seem to fit with the decor. But the food more than made up for that!
We started with drinks. Jen and I had a blood orange Bellini:
“A real panty dropper”-Jen as she enjoyed her second.
Russell enjoyed a Sour Cherry Old Fashioned and didn’t seem quite as excited as Jen but still enjoyed it.
We then shared several appetizers: line caught tuna sashimi with fresh ginger and mint, housemade ricotta yogurt with apple compote, roasted beets with homemade yogurt, wood oven roasted sunchokes hazelnuts and herbs, roasted kabocha squash toast with fresh ricotta and apple cider vinegar and roasted butternut squash with goat cheese, hazelnuts and spicy onions:
I personally found the squash with the spicy onions too spicy for my taste but loved the kabocha squash and the sashimi.
For our main courses Jen and I split a burger and Russell had the ricotta ravioli. It was all very good:
We then split desserts:
All the desserts were delicious but I was completely in love with the sundae-the salty and sweet was AMAZING!
And one final shot of glamorous Jen looking super hot:
The food was definitely wonderful-Jen has redeemed herself in restaurant findings!