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Nossa Mesa Supper Club at Louro

Last Monday, I finally had a chance to eat at David Santos’ restaurant Louro. I’ve been following David Santos ever since reading about him on my tumblr feeds through Annie’s blog http://fritesandfries.com/. He use to hold supper clubs in his Roosevelt Island apartment, but I’ve never had the time to make it there. Now, David has a restaurant in the West Village called Louro and has continued his supper club every Monday night. 

Last Monday’s menu was a five course meal featuring a Black History month theme. image

We started with the Amuse or a bit sized hors d’œuvre which was a raw oyster served with citrusy granita. The oysters were large and plump. It was a very refreshing and luxurious starter. image

Next in honor of Jackie Robinson, David served a crab salad with thai curry aioli topped with tempura arugula. You can taste the sweetness of the shredded crab meat and just a subtle hint of coconut and curry. It wasn’t overpowering. I also loved the texture contrast of the tempura arugula. 

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The meal followed with a tribute to Muddy Waters. Truthfully, I had to Google search Muddy Waters, and learned that he is the “father of modern Chicago blues”. We had cornmeal crusted fried catfish with braised greens served with a grainy mustard sauce. I found the fish to be very moist; however, this dish didn’t leave me that excited. 

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Next was a tribute to our President Obama using his very own bean chili recipe. The chili was served with a side of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. I really enjoyed this dish. The chili was so hearty and flavorful. Best of all it was served piping hot. If you’re curious about President Obama’s recipe, I found it online here.  Thank you Lydia for your chili photo!

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By this time in the meal, I was getting full. But we still had the main event which paid tribute to Muhammad Ali featuring lamb and rice. Our waitress explained to us that this was one of Muhammad Ali’s favorite dishes. Reading Annie’s blog, I knew David makes really good lamb. I also love lamb, so I was excited for this dish. And it was amazing! The flavors were robust and not game-y at all. The meat was so tender it just fell off the bone. The braised vegetables on the bottom became a little too salty as they soaked up all the pan juices. Overall, I really really liked this dish. 

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Finally for dessert, we had “Pecan Pie” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Looking back at the menu, I now understand the purpose of the “quotation” marks around pecan pie. What came out wasn’t a piece of pie, but more like a deconstructed crumble. I had large chunks of pecans, mixed with a cookie crumble and topped with vanilla ice cream. I forgot to take a photo. Sorry! 

David took his time to visit each table after the meal for some light conversation which I found very welcoming and endearing. I’ve signed up for updates for future supper clubs. I really would like to go again. And also the regular restaurant menu looks and sounds amazing as well.

FYI, following supper club tradition, guest can bring their own wine and beer. They also have a full bar at the restaurant. 

Louro, 142 West 10th Street (btw Greenwich Ave and Waverly Place) West Village, NYC. Call for reservations: (212) 206-0606

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I finally found the name of the dessert pictured above! The night when we stopped by Bosie Tea Parlor, the waitress notified us of their dessert specials, but all I could remember was “…. …. pistachio”.  After a little bit of Google research I found that it is called a Raspberry Pistachio Montabello. 

The raspberry pistachio montabello was insanely good. The cake was dense but airy at the same time. It had a meringue-like cookie crunch with the center filled with pistachio cream. The ripe raspberries looked like precious stones on top giving the whole tart a pop of color and flavor. 

Bosie Tea Parlor has a very extensive tea menu. Too much so that it was difficult to decide. Finally, we asked the waitress for her recommendation and we selected a coconut infused tea to go with our dessert. The coconut was very aromatic, but when tasted, it was very subtle. It was perfect dessert to end a perfect night.

Boise Tea Parlor, 10 Morton Street (btw Bleecker St & S 7th Ave) West Village, NYC

I finally found the name of the dessert pictured above! The night when we stopped by Bosie Tea Parlor, the waitress notified us of their dessert specials, but all I could remember was “…. …. pistachio”.  After a little bit of Google research I found that it is called a Raspberry Pistachio Montabello. 

The raspberry pistachio montabello was insanely good. The cake was dense but airy at the same time. It had a meringue-like cookie crunch with the center filled with pistachio cream. The ripe raspberries looked like precious stones on top giving the whole tart a pop of color and flavor. 

Bosie Tea Parlor has a very extensive tea menu. Too much so that it was difficult to decide. Finally, we asked the waitress for her recommendation and we selected a coconut infused tea to go with our dessert. The coconut was very aromatic, but when tasted, it was very subtle. It was perfect dessert to end a perfect night.

Boise Tea Parlor, 10 Morton Street (btw Bleecker St & S 7th Ave) West Village, NYC

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A Salt & Battery

Without any food vendors present at the High Line, we needed a Plan B for dinner. I hardly ever wander to the west side of Manhattan, but luckily Tim is familiar with the area and suggested fish and chips at a place called A Salt & Battery located in the West Village. I love the name of the place…so witty!

Proudly showcased on their wall was the winning score card of their battle with Bobby Flay on an episode of Throwdown in which they beat out Mr. Flay for best fish and chips.

They offer a few different types of fish on the menu and we settled for the haddock. The huge piece of fish was fresh, moist, and flakey. The batter was thin and perfectly fried to a nice golden brown. The homemade tartar sauce was also a nice complement to the fish. Their chips are served thick cut style and they give you a huge basket full. We washed everything thing down with a bottle of Bruce Cost Fresh Ginger Ale. The ginger is actually quite spicy and it warmed up my whole body after chugging it down. Mmm, so good! 

A Salt and Battery, 112 Greenwich Ave (btw 12th & 13th Street) West Village, NYC