Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NYC Diaries - abc kitchen

abc kitchen by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
is about healthy eating with a clear conscience. The restaurant is committed to using local, sustainable and organic seasonal produce that does not use pesticide, synthetic fertilisers, insecticides or GMOs. The meat, fish and dairy are locally sourced where possible, from humanely treated pasture-fed animals free of antibiotics and hormones. Good food karma I say.

The idea sounds good but how does the restaurant look, and how did the food fare? Take a look for yourself.

Discreet and unpretentious facade. Just like Momofuku ko, a good restaurant doesn't need a loud front.

I love the bright and clean style of the restaurant. If I may say, it does look raw and organic, in line with the food philosophy. If you like the furniture, you can also get it from its namesake furniture store.

The menu is simple and easy. The prices are reasonable and some dishes come with the option of appetiser or main course portion/price.

Raw diver scallops, cherries, anise hyssop, chili and lime - US$16

Pretzel dusted calamari, marinara and mustard aioli - US$14

Mushroom, parmesan, oregano and farm egg pizza - US$18
*Highly recommended by a friend living in New York

Housemade ravioli with ricotta, herbs and tomato sauce - US$15
(appetiser portion of 4 pieces)
*Highly recommended by me. I really love this dish.

I was too full for dessert, even though I was so tempted to try out the salted caramel ice cream, candied peanuts and popcorn. Darn, it looks good but I really had no more room to stomach it.

I highly recommend a visit to abc kitchen if you are visiting New York City. You can explore the Flatiron district before or after your meal. Reservation is highly recommended and you can do so via Open Table.

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