Shared plates

This weather can bite me. I wish it would make up its frickin’ mind – cold or hot? Which is it already? I can’t keep stashing my cords, boots, and wooly sweaters and then pulling them back out again. When I make a decision, I don’t like to backtrack, undo, or revert, especially when it comes to fashion. I just don’t need that kind of pressure.

But I digress.

Brisk evening and light rain or not, Marc & I enjoyed a lovely dinner tonight on the Upper East Side w/G & K at Crowe’s Nest Bar & Restaurant, a highly polished and beautifully decorated upscale pub. Nestled in a warmly painted alcove in the back of the restaurant, the four of us enjoyed hearty, but simple dishes of Fish & Chips, Chicken Caesar Salad, Pan Roasted Crab Cake (served over a roasted corn, black bean and jicama salad with cilantro-lime dressing), Baby Spinach Salad (mixed with sliced mandarin, roasted walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and a citrus-mandarin dressing), and Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak (served in a tortilla basket with black beans, peppers, corn, crisp Romaine lettuce, red onion and a cilantro-lime vinaigrette). For dessert, we shared the Caramel Apple Pie with freshly made whipped cream, a deliciously rich ending to our meal.

 

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