Restaurant Week: David Burke's Kitchen

David Burke's Kitchen at the James Hotel in New York, NY

David Burke's Kitchen at the James Hotel in New York, NY

After our delicious meal at Fishtail by David Burke, we decided to go to DB Kitchen, another restaurant from the famous Chef. Located in the James Hotel, it has two floors: the bar on the second floor and the restaurant on the first one, where you will be "welcomed" by a pig, setting the tone for the theme of the restaurant, a theme emphasized by the barn roof and the multiple photos of people at the farm. The theme is quality food, with fresh ingredient whether vegetables or meat (and no, they are not farm to table per Se). 

Similar to Fishtail, they propose an extensive menu where most of the items are included in the restaurant week deal, some of them with a supplement as they do not want to sacrifice on quality. For instance, the ribeye was available for an additional $35 and I bet it was good! 

Dining room at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Dining room at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

They first brought us some delicious brioche bread, carrots and grapes as the bread basket.

"Bread basket at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

"Bread basket at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

They served it with butter, in an artisanal way:

bread and butter at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

bread and butter at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

For her appetizer, Jodi ordered the burrata and squash carpaccio. 

Burrata and squash carpaccio at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Burrata and squash carpaccio at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

The presentation was beautiful and it was a very original dish, quite refreshing, some freshness added by the little balls of cantaloupe and honeydew. 

I ordered the baby octopus salad. 

Baby Octopus salad at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Baby Octopus salad at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Nice dish, although the octopus was a bit too charred. It was served with baby beets, potatoes, orange, fennel and almond, the addition of the latter ingredients giving some color and freshness, and elevating the dish a bit. 

For her entrée, Jodi chose the burger. 

Burger at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Burger at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Well, that was a great burger: the meat was fantastic, juicy and tasty; the bacon gave some delightful smokiness that paired well with the slight sweetness of the house made steak sauce.

Burger at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Burger at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

They were also generous with the cheddar cheese that topped the burger. 

Fries at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Fries at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

It was served with fries served with jalapeño and cheese, that were the part of the dish I did not really like. 

On my side, I decided to order the short rib that was delicately set on top of homemade wild mushroom cavatelli pasta (so good) and topped, at the table, with a truffle mousse that gave an appetizing aroma to the dish. 

Short rib at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Short rib at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

For dessert, Jodi got the coconut trifle, a toasted coconut cake served with a cream cheese mousse and a peppered pineapple jam. She loved it!

Coconut trifle at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Coconut trifle at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

On my side, I ordered the Chocolate hazelnut crunch bar:

Chocolate hazelnut crunch bar at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Chocolate hazelnut crunch bar at David Burke's Kitchen in New York, NY

Served with a vanilla ice cream and raspberry ganache, it was a very good dessert, rich and a bit crunchy, perfect for chocolate and hazelnut lovers.

I loved my dinner at David Burke's Kitchen: similar to Fishtail, they serve the regular menu, enticing customers to come back for more. The food there is delicious and we had a perfect service, the staff being not only friendly, but knowledgeable about the dishes. Chapeau David Burke!

Enjoy (I did)!

And remember: I Just Want To Eat!

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