From a juicy cut of meat meant for two at Boucherie to a unique take on your typical taco at Street Taco, here's what the Gotham team ate this month....
Côte de bœuf at Boucherie (99 Seventh Ave.). “This impressive 40-ounce tomahawk ribeye with roasted bone marrow is perfect for sharing as you linger over a few glasses of wine in a restaurant that makes feel like you're in a stylish Parisian bistro.” –Bao Ong, Online Contibutor
Tropical Fruit Panna Cotta at La Sirena(88 Ninth Ave.). “La Sirena's panna cotta with a tropical twist is like a work of art—and it tastes even better. The tangy fruits perfectly complement the custard, not to mention they’re incredibly refreshing.”–Christina Clemente, Assistant Editor Beauty & Style
Polenta Tartufata at UVA(1486 Second Ave.).“I find that many Italian restaurants in New York don’t offer this simple yet really delicious Italian staple. To my surprise, the dinner menu at this Upper East Side spot does and takes it up a notch by adding robiola cheese and topping it off with an amazing truffle sauce. The polenta is cooked just right—it’s light, airy, and a great contrast to those richer flavors; the perfect primi course.” –Francesca Conlin, Online Contributor
Roasted Cauliflower Taco from Street Taco (358 Third Ave.). “The roasted cauliflower taco at the newly opened Street Taco from chef Justin Ottervanger takes traditional Mexican fare to the next level. The cauliflower, which is roasted to perfection, is topped with lime creme, radish, and (my favorite) cotija—adding a decadent, modern spin to a savory staple.” –Gabrielle Pedriani, Online Contributor
St. Louis-style Pork Ribs at Le Cochon & Co. at Benoit (60 W. 55th St.; series is now over). “I had the pleasure of attending Le Cochon & Co. this month, which was a dinner series collaboration between Hometown Bar-B-Que and Benoit restaurants. While every course was a meat lover's dream, the St. Louis-style pork ribs were juicy, tangy, and darn near perfect. The cornbread madeleines served alongside didn't hurt either.”–Juliet Izon, Online Contributor
Half and Half Korean Fried Chicken at Turntable LP Bar & Karaoke (36 W. 32nd St., Fl. 5). “At Turntable LP Bar & Karaoke, you can try two tantalizing flavors of Korean fried chicken with the ‘half and half’ order of hot and soy garlic flavors. The skin is satisfyingly crunchy, the hot flavor is spicy but not overly so, and the soy garlic has just the right amount of sweetness—plus the meat itself is juicy. There are two other Turntable outposts around the city, but this particular location is oh-so-secretly tucked away on the fifth floor of a nondescript business-like building in the middle of K-Town, and there’s karaoke to boot. So fun!” –Cait Rohan Kelly, Online Executive Editor