Merry Christmas to all my readers who celebrate! I am actually at work today, but Adam and I had a great weekend making merry.
We pretended it wasn’t raining and took a long walk around Manhattan and over the Brooklyn Bridge.
I was very excited to check out the holiday decorations at Chelsea Market and the Oculus and Brookfield Place.
Best bites highlights…
Nobletree eggnog cappuccino.
I also bought a fancy Ronnybrook eggnog and dumped it over ice with a triple shot of espresso, so good.
We had yet to stand in the Dominique Ansel line to try a cronut but when I read this month’s flavor I knew it was time – eggnog caramel!
Crispy, chewy, gooey; they were totally fantastic and worth the wait. Eggnog caramel may be my new favorite thing.
Lunch at Kobrick Coffee. I had a grilled cheese with swiss, shallots, and horseradish maple mustard.
Plus a Strong Island Iced Tea – gin, tequila, rum, triple sec, cynar, Hella cola tonic, lime juice, and soda. The little coffee cup was Adam’s cortadito – a crazy delicious cross between a cortado and a Cuban coffee.
Holiday flavors jelly beans – eggnog, pumpkin pie, cranberry, hot chocolate, and peppermint.
Harpoon Winter Warmer. The pink drinks were my attempt at making a peppermint marshmallow vodka that did NOT work.
Rice and Gold for dinner for a whole jerk roasted duck. Wrapped up with jerk-hoisin sauce, pickled cucumbers, and moo shu pancakes.
We also had cured salmon crudo with onion ash, myoga, jalapeno, and maple bourbon soy sauce.
Charred eggplant with Chinese yogurt, scallion, and crispy shallot that was one of the best dishes I ate this year.
A Bondi Kelly – white rum, luxardo maraschino, lime, and charred pineapple.
And a citrus salad dessert special with cardamom labne and yuzu nata de coco.
We brought home our leftover duck to put on nachos which was the best idea ever.
And our Christmas Eve dinner was snowflake pasta with pesto, red bell pepper, baby kale, and turkey pepperoni.
May your day be bright.