Craft

>> Monday, August 4, 2008


Good news foodies, I have been extremely well fed over the past week, which means lots of reviews for you!



Last week I had the pleasure of meeting up with some good friends to celebrate a birthday for Miss Annie. A foodie herself she had picked Tom Collichio’s (yes the Top Chef judge’s) Craft. Craft is the flagship of the Craft brand which extends to include Craftbar, Craft Steak, and Wichcraft (an extraordinary sandwich restaurant that specializes in being awesome)



Annie and her family are my favorite kind of diners, sharers. They believe in ordering what you want, but be prepared to share, and do not order the same as someone else – duh, you’re sharing!
So that is what we did, and basically set the tone of go big or go home.




  • Japanese Wagyu Carpaccio



  • Hamachi tartar



  • Yellowfin tartar



  • FrisĂ©e & Coppa (my order, by far the weakest. I know, I know.)



  • Sweetbreads



  • Pork belly ravioli



So let’s talk about my favorite, the Wagyu Carpaccio. Um, I never thought I would say that a piece of meat would melt in my mouth, but that is in fact what this delectable little teaser did, simple melted in my mouth and left me wanting more (the sign of a incredible dish, or a fatty, I don t know). There was some sort of salt/cheese mixture on the bottom that just enhanced every ounce of this rare treat. Nice job Scott!



On to the main course…I don’t know why I brought my C game to dinner, but I did and had a craving for bass, going against my better judgment of ordering something unique. Everyone else was on point




  • Bass



  • Tai Snapper



  • Cod



  • Aged steak



  • Short rib

Basically everyone’s was a winner except for mine. It was by no means bad, but just a little bland (Tom Collichio, I know). The snapper had some berries with that provided the right pop just as you placed the fish in your mouth. The short ribs were so tender and flavorful I could have eaten the whole thing. The steak, oh the steak, talk about melt in your mouth. Aged for days, that sucker was ready to be cooked and devoured. The cod was fantastic as well.
Honoring Annie’s birthday we had the tart and chocolate soufflĂ© with a special “Happy Birthday Annie” decorated across the top :)


Overall, a true dining experience with everything from the wine to the company. Thanks to Annie and her family!!


Craft

http://www.craftrestaurant.com/
900 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 461-4300

1 comments:

annie August 12, 2008 at 9:37 PM  

I gotta say, renee, you seem to be a so-called "expert" on food, but this was not your best performance..

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