From a hearty gnudi that's perfect for the dropping temperatures to a head to tail sampler sure to intrigue daring diners, here's what the Gotham team ate this month….
Crisper fall weather makes our entertainment editor Juliet Izon crave pasta, like L'Amico's smoked ricotta gnudi.
Smoked Ricotta Gnudi at L'Amico (Eventi Hotel, 849 Sixth Ave.). “Fall weather makes me crave a hearty pasta, and no dish is more qualified than the smoked ricotta gnudi from Laurent Tourondel's new Italian stunner, L'Amico. The delicate and cheesy puffs are dressed with a rich sage brown butter and topped with freshly-shaved truffles.” —Juliet Izon, Entertainment Editor
Uni Don at EN Japanese Brasserie (435 Hudson St.). “This spacious modern Japanese eatery is the perfect casual date spot in the West Village. As an uni lover, I made sure to order the uni don, a rice bowl generously topped with mekabu seaweed, salmon roe, and sea urchin—that and their en garlic shiso fried rice (which seems utterly simple) were absolutely dreamy.” —Catherine Park, Online Editorial Assistant
Roasted King Salmon at The Clocktower (New York EDITION Hotel, 5 Madison Ave.). “The posh setting at The Clocktower at the just-opened New York EDITION Hotel is the hyper-chic place to score a power table from Michelin-starred executive chef Jason Atherton. When I went to their sister restaurant Berners Tavern at The London EDITION recently it changed my point of view on grand but intimate dining rooms. To have a version right here in New York City with a bit of British bite is sensational. The perfect dish is roasted king salmon, with young leeks, potatoes, oysters, and a cucumber and chive emulsion. The crisp skin is spot on.” —Samantha Yanks, Editor at Large
Online contributor Madina Papadopoulos had an adventurous experience with Mountain Bird's tasty bite size sampler.
Tasty Bite Size Sampler at Mountain Bird (251 E. 110th St.). I love when food brings back forgotten tradition, presenting guests with the old in an unexpected way. With his newly reopened restaurant, Mountain Bird, chef Kenichi Tajima does just that. For the experimental diner, Mountain Bird’s tasty bite size sampler offers traditional French cuisine with Eurasian fusion, including the cock's comb prepared with mustard and the chicken heart à la bourguignonne puff. —Madina Papadopoulos, Online Contributor
Hamideru Kalbi at Yakiniku Futago(37 W. 17th. St.).“The Hamideru Kalbi is a show-stopper: a generous slab of Japanese black wagyu arrives at your table in a bowl billowing with dry ice. Then this pristine cut of beef—with all its swirls of marbled fat—is cooked right in front of you and you can’t stop eating.” —Bao Ong, Online Contributor
Organic Tofu Paratha Taco at Goa Taco (79 Delancey St.). “My final summer Sunday was spent at Smorgasburg in Prospect Park, where the standout was Goa Taco’s savory taco comprised of organic tofu, carrots, and peanuts folded into a buttery and flaky Indian flatbread.” —Rakhee Bhatt, Online Contributor
Air Baked French Fries at by CHLOE (185 Bleecker St.). “I absolutely loved by CHLOE’s air baked French fries. Crunchy and tasty, yet not as heavy as regular fries, these can also be made with sweet potatoes. Make sure to ask for some dipping sauce on the side!” —Anna Ben Yehuda, Online Editor