Hello my people! Just wanted to give you a little update — I am currently in New York City where my family and I will be permanently relocating as soon as I secure a great cooking job. In the meantime, I am in the city doing interviews and auditions, wandering around, and eating great food.
Yesterday, I had lunch at the Union Square Cafe, one of my all-time favorite restaurants. Every aspect of the food and service was perfect (as always!). This restaurant is the cornerstone of Danny Meyer's empire (which is currently massive). We celebrated my friend Dona's birthday with a gluten-free caramelized banana tart and a long thin candle. Dona enjoyed a roast broccoli melt with Manchego cheese and Meyer lemon on gluten-free bread with house-made potato chips. I went with a classic grilled tuna burger, which came with some cumin-scented coleslaw, on a house-made bun and with roasted red onion. Their food is very well thought out, presented clean and simply, and the service attentive but never annoying. How come I could never have this experience in Santa Fe?