LIC Market, seasonal restaurant in Long Island City

 LIC Market in Long Island City

LIC Market in Long Island City

We recently went to LIC Market, a seasonal restaurant located in Long Island City. It was right after the first day of open studio event in Jodi's building where she showed some amazing work. I really like this place, not only because of the delicious food, but also because it has this neighborhood feel: yes, the kind of place you would want near you. With its rustic decor and a covered patio in the back, LIC Market prints its menu on a daily basis, offering a large number of dishes that are perfect for sharing. In fact, this is what we did when we were there with Jodi and my nephew Valentin: we shared a bunch of dishes that were great. Here is what we had:

As it was before the end of their happy hour, I went for one of their beers, a Jack's Abby Hoponious Union Hoppy that was crisp and fruity. 

 Jack's Abby Hoponius Union beer at LIC Market in Long Island City

Jack's Abby Hoponius Union beer at LIC Market in Long Island City

 Jack's Abby Hoponius Union beer at LIC Market in Long Island City

Jack's Abby Hoponius Union beer at LIC Market in Long Island City

Then, we got their homemade chicken liver pate, served with mustard, charred onions and relish, as well as some rustic bread that was fantastic and served also with other dishes.

 Chicken liver at LIC Market in Long Island City

Chicken liver at LIC Market in Long Island City

 Chicken liver at LIC Market in Long Island City

Chicken liver at LIC Market in Long Island City

The olivade is also a nice dish, different from a tapenade as it is made with olives, ricotta and parsley.

 Olivade at LIC Market in Long Island City

Olivade at LIC Market in Long Island City

 Olivade at LIC Market in Long Island City

Olivade at LIC Market in Long Island City

We then got the eggplant, that sat on a lemon aioli. I loved the eggplant that was fried, perfectly cooked and delicious with or without the aioli that had a nice acidity.

 Eggplant at LIC Market in Long Island City

Eggplant at LIC Market in Long Island City

A surprising side was the garlic fried potatoes, where they added melted raclette cheese on top for a small supplement: raclette is also a Swiss dish based on heating the cheese and scraping off the melted part on either bread, potatoes or meat. 

 Garlic fried potatoes with raclette at LIC Market in Long Island City

Garlic fried potatoes with raclette at LIC Market in Long Island City

Last was the mushrooms, made with maitake, royal trumpet, shimenji and fava beans, topped with grana padano cheese. This is definitely a dish for mushroom lovers: I loved it and thought that the fave beans gave a great bite to it.

 Mushrooms at LIC Market in Long Island City

Mushrooms at LIC Market in Long Island City

We finished the meal with dessert and picked the brown butter pecan cake, that was superb, sitting on a delicious chocolate sauce.

 Butter pecan cake at LIC Market in Long Island City

Butter pecan cake at LIC Market in Long Island City

We had a great time and great food at LIC Market: this is a place I recommend and I will certainly go back there; hopefully, when I go back, they will have their burger with foie gras as it sounds quite decadent and appetizing! And if you are vegetarian, they have quite few nice dishes for you.

Enjoy (I did)!

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LIC Market - 21-52 44th Drive, Hunters Point, New York City, NY 11101

 
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