Friday, January 29, 2010

Dinner in NYC

I've given some thought to Kit's birthday dinner on Saturday evening in NYC.  First stop in NYC will be Union Square Greenmarket.  I'm meeting Kit at the Coffee Pot Cafe across the street. 

Other than the remarkable bounty available at the Greenmarket (, there are a couple supermarkets nearby, so we can easily supplement our purchases with supermarket items.  There's a Whole Foods on the south side of the Square on 14th St, and a Food Emporium on the east side of the Square.

Here's what I've come up with:

•  Assortimento di antipasti – cheeses, sausages, cruditès -- from the Market (OK, that means munchies.)
•  Pasta dish of some sort, depending on what's at the market.  I'm thinking pasta with vegetables, like cauliflower or broccoli rabe.  Or perhaps even a one-dish vegetable/sausage combo.  
•  Chicken marsala or francese (depends on availability of mushrooms, etc.), or a braised chicken dish.
•  Winter root-vegetable salad.  Considering what I can expect at the market, this is a certainty. 
•  Citrus sections
•  Sweet dessert as available at the market

We'll be five for dinner -- Kit, Barbara, Dan, Karen, and I.  

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