Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Recently it was Dine Out Brooklyn week for two weeks, the equivalent of Manhattan's famed restaurant week - except we have better bargains, better restaurants, more bang for your buck here and less snobbery in Brooklyn ($20 for a three course lunch, $25 for dinner). We had three fantastic restaurant week meals here in Park Slope at Al Di La Trattoria, Rosewater and Applewood, as well as a great non-resturant week meal the week before at Williamsburg's Loreley (which also has a location in the LES in Manhattan). These are some of my favorite dining out spots in Brooklyn so I am excited to share these four terrific meals, or parts of them.
Farro salad with goat cheese, different types of beets and herbs at Al Di La
Tomato onion soup with poached egg at Al Di La
Amazing duck confit with apples and cherries and potatoes at Al Di La
Veal ravioli at Al Di La
Amazing chocolate bread pudding at Al Di La
Cheese platter at Applewood
Pan seared Rhode Island Bay Scallops with greens, buttermilk vinaigrette and black bean puree - Applewood
Red wine braised grass fed beef with spatzle, parsnips and swiss chard at Applewood. So good!
Orange bread pudding and sorbet
German bratwurst at Loreley - a German style beer garden with lovely outdoor seating
German schnitzel sandwich at Loreley
Fried goat cheese with prosciutto, clementines and honey at Rosewater
Sauteed fluke with maitakes and swiss chard - amazing! - at Rosewater
Meyer lemon cake with lavender ice cream at Rosewater. This lavender ice cream was amazing as was the rosewater tinged lemonade I drank with dinner. So refreshing!