My Simple Life is getting a little complicated. Because of my New Year's Resolution to create a blog about Wine, Food and Fun, I have created a little buzz and am branching out a bit. I was in Manhattan, meeting a Doctor who I will be helping with her Social Media. After my meeting, I wanted to celebrate in the Columbus Circle Mall - a stellar place to hang!
I chose Porter House - Michael Lomonaco's beautiful restaurant. And yes, I had a heart stopping moment when Michael and I smiled at each other! I hope, with my eyes, I conveyed my utter respect for a hero of New York Cuisine.
I settled in and checked out the wine list. I was trying to figure out what I wanted when the Sommelier stopped by and offered some advice based on what I liked. I chose the Jean-Marc Brocard 'Domaine Chablis', Burgandy 2009. ($16 glass) I really like the pure, clean taste of French Chablis. White Burgandies are right up my alley!
I was pleased to find a 3 course lunch special on the menu and that I arrived in time for it. For $24.07, they offer a prix fixe lunch menu every day! I will definately return for this awesome deal! I chose to start with a Caesar salad from the prix fixe menu and a selection from the appetizer menu - a wonderful crispy yet creamy crab cake ($20). This was by far the freshest and tastiest crab cake I have ever had. The horseradish-mustard cream was surprisingly light. These choices went really well with the Chablis.
Then, I switched to a different glass of wine. I chose a Chardonnay, L'Angevin 'Three Squares', Russian River Valley 2008. ($16 glass) This went well with my Angus Rib Eye Steak Frites in a nice red wine sauce.
I felt like I was getting away with something. This steak was definately worth more than the prix fixe price! It was so tender and perfectly cooked.
I have to admit that I was stuffed, so I asked to take the flourless chocolate torte home. It was delicious - the top was like a cookie and the bottom part was creamy and decadent. Such a good ending to a wonderful day!
I am a happy girl! Dreams come true.