About this blog

My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Daisy May's BBQ

February 16, 2009

If you’re ever find yourself over on Manhattan’s West Side and hungry for BBQ, I would recommend you visit Daisy May’s BBQ. They serve some of the best bbq in the City.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lunch at Aquavit

February 13, 2009

As an early Valentine's Day celebration, I went with my wife to Aquavit, the Swedish restaurant headed by chef/co-owner Marcus Samuelsson. We both had the herring sampler with cheese and potatoes to start. For the second course, my wife had the Swedish meatballs served with pickled cucumber, lingonberries and mashed potato. I decided on the hot-smoked salmon with red and yellow beets and orange-mustard sauce. I must say,it was one of the best pieces of salmon I have had. It was cooked just right. We ended the meal with the "Arctic Circle" - a goat cheese parfait with black currant sorbet and passionfruit curd and the "Chocolate Custard Cake" - carmelized banana and cashew ice cream. It might have been Friday the 13th but we certainly had good luck today. By the way, the restaurant has a great bar.


February 13, 2009

East 55th Street between Madison and Park Avenues, I spotted Papa Perrone’s “Home of the Rice Ball” and on Madison Avenue at 57th Street, Obika Mozzarella Bar, which according to some sources serves the best tasting mozzarella in New York.

Friday, February 6, 2009


January 29, 2009

Last week I went to Allegretti, the Nicoise restaurant on 22nd Street by chef-owner Alain Allegretti. I had beet salad, pheasant and for dessert, a selection of artisinal cheeses. Frank Bruni of The New York Times gave Allegretti two stars but I would say that it was infinitely more comfortable than the 3-star restaurant he recently reviewed on 3rd Avenue and 13th Street.
For the wine, my friend brought a magnum of Paolo Scavino
1993 Bric del Fiasc, which was fantastic. I really enjoyed the meal and will surely go back if I have the opportunity.