Bwana wanted to go for a delayed valentine special dinner. He figured we try COLICCHIO & SONS downtown near the meat packing district. Of course we didn't make a reservation! we thought we would just chance it. Sometimes this works and makes the evening more intoxicating. We thought 9pm would be a good bet. When we got to the restaurant, the lovely ladies told us we are FULL BOOKED, until 10pm, but we could seat you at the CHEFS TABLE, a little "bar" area in the
Taproom (more casual dinning area in the front of the restaurant) We said sure! So we took our barstool seats and were introduced to the Chef, KYLE KOENIG, his two great sous chefs. We order the tasting menu, def the way to go! In front of us was dishes upon dishes of the evenings roasted veggies and other delights that would garnish the dishes. A Huge wood burning oven roared in front of us (ladies wear a cute little black dress if the heat gets you) The average temperature was 620 degrees....NOW THAT IS HOT. that was the secret to quick roasting, and searing that made each dish come out D LISH. They only use cast iron..... something I've been tooting for a long time, for it's even cooking properties!
WHAT DID WE EAT? CHECK IT OUT!
|HANDMADE PIZZA, ROLLED OUT IN FRONT OF US!|
|BACON WRAPPED STURGEON|
|THE WELL ORCHESTRATED CHEFS TABLE WITH SOUS CHEF WORKING LIKE A FINE TUNED BALLET|
|VIEW OF THE WINE BAR|
|CHEF KYLE KOENING ADDING THE FINAL TOUCHES TO HIS DISHES|
|VEAL WITH MUSTARD AND BREAD CRUMBS NESTLED WITH SPRING BABY VEGGIES,.....MOUTH WATERING!|
|Dessert, why little bomboli ( fried donuts) hidden to keep them crisp and warn with a warm dipping sauce of fruit.... need I say more?|
|Bwana with the adorable wife of the Chef, who happens to be so very knowledgeable about wine. So very fine with Bwana|
|Two of the handsome, fabulous servers!|
NOW THAT THE SECRET IS OUT, MAKE SURE I GET A SEAT AT THE CHEFS TABLE!