June 16-17 – 2017 – 16-17 de Junio


Griddled White Asparagus with Homemade XO Sauce – white asparagus brushed with charcoal infused olive oil, browned on the griddle; saute of toasted peanuts and green onions; homemade XO sauce; limo chliies.

Esparragós Blancos a la Plancha con Salsa XO Casera – esparragós blancos cepillados con aceite de oliva infusado con carbón, dorado por la plancha; saltado de maní tostada y verdeos; salsa XO casera; ajíes limos.

Bodegas Molino “Dinastia” Extra Brut, Mendoza


Chicory, Rice, & Chickpea Soup – Roasted garlic dashi with chicory, rice, chickpeas, onions; basil yogurt

Sopa de Achicoria, Arroz, y Garbanzos – Dashi de ajo asado con achicoria, arroz, garbanzos, cebollas; yogúr de albahaca.

Luigi Bosca “La Linda” Viognier 2016, Luján de Cuyo


Burnt Semolina Cavatelli, Calamari, Eggplant, & Olives – Handrolled cavatelli from “burnt” wheat; saute of eggplant, black olives, calamari, red onions, garlic, serrano chilies; sous vide 64°C egg; parsley.

Cavateli de Semolín Quemado, Calamares, Berenjena, y Aceitunas – Cavatelli hecho a mano de semolín “quemado”; saltado de berenjena, aceitunas negras, calamares, cebolla morada, ají serrano; huevo sous vide de 64°C; perejíl.

Escorihuela Gascón Rosé 2016, Mendoza



Pork Loin in Garlic-Chili Sauce – Togaroshi rubbed pork loin, pan roasted; broiled palm hearts brushed with chili oil; roasted bok choy; emulsified bacon veloute with garlic and rocoto; Cynar reduction; salad of red onion, cherry tomatoes, chives.

Carré de Cerdo al Ajillo – Carré de cerdo rociado con togaroshi; palmitos asados y cepillado con aceite de ají; bok choy al horno; velouté de panceta emulsificado con ajo y rocoto; reducción de Cynar; ensaladita de cebolla morada, cherys, ciboulete.

Casa Boher Cabernet Franc 2015, Luján de Cuyo


Coconut & Vanilla Cheesecake – Coconut cookie crust; filling of homemade ricotta, coconut milk, egg, vanilla, sugar, chopped crystallized ginger; dried cranberries rehydrated in Hesperidina (sour orange liqueur), toasted coconut flakes, puffed amaranth seed brittle.

Cheesecake de Coco y Vainilla – Masa de galletitas de coco; relleno de ricota casera, leche de coco, huevo, vainilla, azucar, jengibre cristalizado picada; arandanos rojos rehidratados en Hesperidina (licór de naranja agria), escamas de coco tostadas; caramelo crocante de amaranta inflada.

Jorge Rubio “Finca Gabriel Benavides” Cosecha Tardía, Mendoza



Bite Marks #42

2017.Jun.19 Monday
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Let’s start with a sort of “lead restaurant” for this edition…. Kyung Mi Jong, Pumacahua 730, Parque Chacabuco – A bit off the beaten path from the two Koreatowns. I’m not sure if it used to be called “Galbi”, as it shows up on some maps that way, or it’s changed names/owners – my guess […]

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2017 Menu #21

2017.Jun.17 Saturday

June 13-15 – 2017 – 13-15 de Junio   Classic Sole Ceviche – Sole, cured in lemon and lime juice, salt, limo chilies, cilantro, red onion, ginger, garlic, black pepper; sweetcorn; sweet potato; toasted, salted corn kernels. Ceviche Clásico de Lenguado – Lenguado, curado en jugos de limón y lima, sal, ajíes limos, cilantro, cebolla […]

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2017 Menu #20

2017.Jun.12 Monday
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June 9-10 2017 9-10 de Junio   Salmon Tartare – crust of potato chips, flour, butter, romano cheese; diced salmon and red onion in mayonnaise made from egg yolk, sesame and prickly oils, lime juice, cilantro; fine dice of avocado, cucumber, radish in Torrontés wine vinegar and salt; cherry tomato slices and cilantro; tomato seeds […]

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Big Apple Bite Marks #3

2017.Jun.10 Saturday
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Where were we…? Oh yes, flying back to NYC from Boston. Landing at LaGuardia. Plans to meet my friend Fabiana from Uruguay who was in town for a wine event. I’ve seen her numerous times since you guys last did, way back in 2005 on my first visit to Pisano (she’s no longer with them). […]

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The Great Boston Dumpling Crawl – Day Three

2017.Jun.08 Thursday
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Okay, not really part of the dumpling crawl, though I did get in a dumpling plate at one point. Originally I hadn’t planned to stay in Boston for much of Sunday, but head back on one of the “chinatown buses” sometime in the morning. But my friend Ed, who also joined for the Il Molo […]

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The Great Boston Dumpling Crawl – Day Two

2017.Jun.05 Monday
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Seems like a guy who’s losing an argument with his wife…. We started out fairly early again on Saturday morning headed over to the area that is vaguely sort of a Koreatown, though in practice, it seems to be sort of just a pan-Asian area, mixed with a lot of Latin American. The earliest place […]

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The Great Boston Dumpling Crawl – Day One

2017.Jun.04 Sunday
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Are you ready? Of course you are. You’re about to be jealous, in awe, and probably a bit queasy. No doubt you’ll think we’re just a trifle insane. So, you know how much I like my quests. And now and again in life, one finds someone else who likes those sorts of things too. One […]

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2017.Jun.03 Saturday
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A little different, as following on the quick appetizer bites at Upland NYC in the last post, the following 30+ hours sort of became a gradual appetizer crawl, with different friends popping in and out for different parts…. Nur, 34 East 20th Street – new, modern Israeli restaurant, getting lots of hype. Would it be worth […]

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