12 hours ago
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I never write on a Sunday, but felt I should.
Keeping with the "prune" theme this week (it will end tomorrow, I promise), I wanted to mention we ate at PRUNE yesterday for lunch.
Prune is the über hip East Village restaurant owned by chef Gabrielle Hamilton, whose book Blood, Bones & Butter is due out soon (a good read).
Adam from Amateur Gourmet had been bragging about the ratatouille sandwich, so I knew I had to check it out on a random afternoon when it was 20F degrees (interpret the "F" anyway you like) outside; when I had a chance to find a parking spot on the dirty snowy streets; and when I had a shot of getting into Prune without a reservation.
2:00 p.m. seems to be the magic hour in NYC. Empty.
We started with the trout roe and radish salad.
Amazing cocktails (yes, I drink during the day) "Ghost of Mary", and ended with the ratatouille sandwich.
It came with poppy seeds and goat cheese? Who knows, after 2 of those drinks I would've liked anything. Though, this sandwich was a beauty.
We finished with a walk around the block, looking for a place to have dinner.
(That is a salty french fry, not a smoke).
If you find yourself on E. 1st Street, then check out PRUNE. You will be happy you did.
Sorry to interrupt your regular scheduled programming.