Chelsea Market in New York City, where the contestants not only tasted, but had to described the food they ate there, as if it was the best thing they ever ate (inspired by another show from the Food Network). After seeing some mouth watering food, we decided to go check it out. We started with Friedman's, a restaurant that serves comfort food at reasonable prices. We tried two of their sandwiches: the pastrami reuben and the Heirloom tomato sandwich.
Let's start with the best first and probably one of the best sandwiches I ever had: the pastrami reuben. It was served with sauerkraut, swiss cheese and russian dressing on a rye bread. It was simply delicious from the first to the last bite (you need a solid appetite though!)! The rye bread was grilled and gave a nice crunchiness to the overall experience. The pastrami was moist and melted in my mouth. The second sandwich, the heirloom tomato sandwich, was made with burrata, fresh basil and drizzled with a balsamic reduction, between two pieces of ciabatta bread. It was a good sandwich: not as good as the pastrami one, but very good too and refreshing.
To help digest the reuben, we decided to have a sweet crepe at Bar Suzette. We picked the beurre et sucre (butter and sugar): it was so good that I think we inhale the crepe. It is nice to find crepes that good that far from my country of origin (I am not talking about the nasty ones they serve at the street fairs!). They first prepare the crepes on a crepe maker. Once it is ready, they fold it, put a stick of butter on it and let it melt few seconds. They then spread the butter on the crepe and add the sugar. The buttery and sugary taste is to die for!
This was definitely an awesome experience and we will go back to these restaurants to try more of their specialties (Chelsea Market has anyway so many different choices).
Enjoy (I did)!