Dining Out: May – August 2019

September 1, 2019

Gabriel Kreuther

May
New York City
Dinner:
Benno
Eros
Crown Shy
Queensyard
Majorelle

After Theatre Supper:
Lattanzi

Lunch:
Eleven Madison Park
Burgers & Lobster
Sunflower Café
Le Coq Rico
Silver Star Diner
Joe & Pat’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

New Jersey
Dinner:
Il Nido

Lunch:
Jersey Shore BBQ East Brunswick

June
New York City
Dinner:
The Modern Dining Room
Crown Shy
Simon & the Whale
The Grill (51st Anniversary Celebration with Family)
Maialino
Rezdôra
Shun
Gabriel Kreuther
The TAK Room

Lunch:
Eleven Madison Park (51st Anniversary)
Fred’s at Barney’s
Kitchen at Queensyard

New Jersey
Dinner:
Il Nido – 2

Lunch:
Pete & Elda’s
Faros Greek Cuisine

July
New York City
Dinner:
Maialino
Benno
Rezdôra
The Clocktower
Union Square Café

Late Supper:
Marta
P.J. Clarke’s – Lincoln Center

Lunch:
Eleven Madison Park
Chirping Chicken
Pastis
Scampi
Hutong

New Jersey
Dinner:
Albariño

Lunch:
Pete & Elda’s

August
New York City
Dinner:
Simon & the Whale
Gramercy Tavern Dining Room
701 West
Benno
The Fulton
Maialino

Late Supper:
Lamalo

Lunch:
P.J. Clarke’s – Third Avenue
Eleven Madison Park
Paul & Jimmy’s
Baodega
Simon & the Whale

New Jersey
Dinner: Casablanca

Lunch: Zinburger

At Home 2019: Lunch on a Rainy August Afternoon

August 24, 2019

These days, we have our main meal at home at lunch. Yesterday, I had intended to barbecue baby back ribs. But the weather put the kibosh on that idea. Instead, I made one of our summer favorites, a Tomato Tart. It’s based on the recipe from Pierre Franey Cooks With His Friends.

At Home 2019:  Tomato Tart

Ready for the Oven

At Home 2019:  Tomato Tart

Out of the Oven – Finished With Olive Oil & Basil

To start:

At Home 2019:  Broccoli Bisque

Broccoli Soup With Homemade Croutons

 
I split the tart between the two of us:

At Home 2019:  Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart – Green Salad With Vinaigrette

A delectable lunch on a rainy August afternoon!

Welcome to the Blogosphere, Jen!

August 13, 2019

Have you noticed the new addition to my Blogroll?

Our daughter Jen now has a blog!

Jen's Blog

Its name, “Tour de French,” only hints at what she’ll be writing about. There are already a few posts up. She’s a superb writer (Mom’s bragging rights!). So, go on over, check it out, and sign up to follow her!

The Marlboro Farmers Market

July 18, 2019

Marlboro Farmers Market

In my blogpost Farewell to Stattel’s Farm and Market,I mentioned that Marlboro Township purchased the 58 acres with the goal of preserving it as farmland and open space. And it has been formerly designated as such.

Now, the Stattel’s property is being used for a new endeavor: The Marlboro Farmers Market. It debuted in June and is open every Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., until Sunday, October 27th.

The Stattel’s market shed was not demolished (photo above), so some stands are set up inside. There are also stands in front and on the left side.

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

Navtan Farms, Tennent Rd., Marlboro

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

Baker’s Bounty, Linden, NJ

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

From the Garden, Freehold, NJ

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

The only thing I bought the first time was a croissant from Baker’s Bounty. It was pretty good. I would have bought some pickles, but I didn’t want to wait on PickleLicious’s sizable line. However, unlike my first visit when I arrived a little after noon, last Sunday, I showed up at 9:15 a.m. No line yet at PickleLicious, so I was able to get an assortment of pickles as well as pickled green tomatoes which I adore.

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

I also bought some cherry tomatoes and fresh mint from Navtan Farms.

Marlboro Farmers Market

Marlboro Farmers Market

As noted above, they’re located on Tennent Road, in Marlboro, so for me, the most local of the purveyors at the market.  I hadn’t known about them before finding them at this market.  Since then, I’ve visited their farm stand on their property and will talk about them in an upcoming post.

I took many more photos than I’ve posted here. To see the entire set on my Flickr, click here.

At Home: July 4, 2019

July 5, 2019

Just the two of us.  Temps in the 80’s (“Rozy weather”!).  Lunch on the patio.

At Home:  July 4, 2019

Watermelon Gazpacho

At Home:  July 4, 2019

Hebrew National Franks

At Home:  July 4, 2019

At Home:  July 4, 2019

Batampte Sour Kraut, Pickle & Pickled Tomato

At Home:  July 4, 2019

Homemade Cole Slaw

At Home:  July 4, 2019

Busch’s Vegetarian Baked Beans

Michael had one frank in a brioche roll (he started eating it before I snapped this photo) and a second frank without a roll. Both with mustard and sour kraut, of course.

At Home:  July 4, 2019

I had one frank without a roll.  Mustard and sour kraut, of course.

At Home:  July 4, 2019

At Home:  July 4, 2019

I didn’t have dessert, but Michael had ice cream.

At Home:  July 4, 2019

Breyer’s Vanilla

Note that in honor of the occasion, Michael switched his watch band to one with appropriate colors.

Happy Birthday, Jen!

June 22, 2019

Jen

Summer!

June 21, 2019

Summer solstice 2019 arrived today at 11:54 a.m. I’ve never made it a secret that summer is my favorite season.

Father’s Day 2019

June 16, 2019

Jen's Father's Day Card 2019

Jen drew and painted this card for Michael.

Obviously, he’s a baseball fan. Born in Brooklyn, he grew up rooting for the Dodgers, spending many wonderful times at Ebbett’s Field watching his beloved team. (You very young whippersnappers may not know that the Dodgers originated in Brooklyn.) When, in 1957, they upped and moved to L.A., he was heartbroken. And pissed. So he moved his allegiance to the Dodgers’ hated rivals, the Yankees. However, I describe him as a fair-weather Yankee fan. That is, he’s a fan only when they’re winning.

Happy Father’s Day, Michael!

It’s Our Anniversary!

June 8, 2019

51 Years and counting….

At Home 2019: Memorial Day Weekend

June 5, 2019

FRIDAY

At Home 2019: Memorial Day Weekend

Umbrella’s Up!

Our tradition is to hoist it on Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer, and the official start of al fresco dining on our patio.

SATURDAY

At Home 2019: Memorial Day Weekend

Grilled Kosher Frank

Toasted Brioche Bun, Deli Mustard, Sour Kraut

Regulars to this blog know that chez nous, hot dog season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends on Labor Day. We had the usual accompaniments: Busch’s Vegetarian Baked Beans, homemade coleslaw, and pickles.

SUNDAY

At Home 2019: Memorial Day Weekend

Gazpacho

At Home 2019: Memorial Day Weekend

Norwegian Salmon with Sour Cream, Lemon & Dill Sauce

Grilled Red Bliss Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus with Lemon Butter

The temperature was in the high 80’s, an unusually warm day for the end of May, so we decided to have a light meal.

MONDAY

At Home 2019: Memorial Day Weekend

Grilled Eggplant “Sandwich”

Grilled Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper, Goat Cheese

At Home 2019: Memorial Day Weekend

Lamb Chops

The eggplant “sandwich” was our appetizer. Sides with the lamb were potatoes and broccoli both cooked on the grill.

We’re coming into my favorite season: Summer! Looking forward to many meals on our patio during the next few months.