Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

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    Coffee Time in Chiswick
  • zucca Zucca
    Last meal in Bermondsey
  • francomanca Franco Manca
    Great Pizza now in Covent Garden
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    Beer Delivery in London
  • workshopcoffee Workshop Coffee
    Coffee and more Coffee
  • Wokshop Wok Shop
    Best Dumplings in Berlin
  • mustafas Mustafa's Gemuse Kebap
    Long queues and a complete tourist trap
  • beerberlin Beer Garden Time in Berlin
    Eins Bier Bitte
  • grindcoffee Grind Coffee
    Coffee Time in Putney
  • kalamaras Kalamaras
    A Piece of Greece in London
  • coffeeberlin Berlin
    Coffee Time in Berlin
  • sambaswirl Samba Swirl
    Froyo Time in Chiswick
  • tarantella Tarantella
    Another Italian Place in Chiswick
  • wharf The Wharf
    A lovely Restaurant by the Thames in Teddington
  • fiveguys Five Guys
    American Invasion
  • phene The Phene
    Great local pub for a drink in Chelsea
  • mangotree Mango Tree
    Great but Expensive Dim Sum Place

Steakhouse Adventures: Colicchio’s Craft [On The Road: NYC]

I went back to NYC for a Van Halen concert in the Madison Square Garden and finally I went to a place I was really looking forward to visiting, Tom Colicchio's restaurant in Manhattan. It’s no secret I'm a big fan of Top Chef so it was a must to visit one of the head judge restaurants. The place can’t be other than Craft. Opened in 2001 and the first of a successful series of restaurants. Stakehouse by heart but a menu that offers plenty of variety going from pasta, salads, fish, and shellfish. 

Van Halen at Madison Square Garden
Got with Mary on a rainy night in NYC, so we arrived almost soaked even we had an umbrella. The service was perfect since we arrived, dark dim lights to set the mood in a modern layout, so we went for a Rioja wine. 

Rioja Time
The first surprise we got an amuse bouche compliments from the kitchen, Jerusalem artichoke, delicate flavour and excellent start for the night. As a starter I got a pork ravioli with Steen’s cane syrup, great accomplished, pork was tender, nice flavour, sweet sauce in contrast with the saltiness of the dish. As a main one dish took my complete attention 30 day dry aged sirloin and bone marrow. The mains took quite long to get them, which was unusual, but it was worth the wait, the flavour was great, the sirloin perfectly cooked and the bone marrow excellent. As sides a spring garlic risotto and baby shiitake, both sides nice. 

Amuse Bouche
Had the chance to taste Mary’s lamb loin and Ligurian olive it was quite nice, the olives gave a nice contrast. 

Mary's lamb

Sirloin perfectly cooked
To end the meal we got a brownie and coconut cookie treat, nice way to end an excellent meal. 

Brownie time
Coconut cookie treat
Craft reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Puerto Rican Day” 

George: Damn you, laser guy! You had to grab it all with your lowbrow laser shtick! You're just a prop comic! Where's the craft?

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Borough: Manhattan
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