Sunday Lunch at the Tavern

Okay, Okay already! You all know I love the Tavern but I really can’t stop talking about it and I can’t stop going! So I’ll make this one brief. After a fabulous Saturday night Mr. T and I met up with his sister for a nice lunch before she left the city. Kate loves Gramercy Tavern just as much, if not more than me, so it was an easy choice.

We got there right around 12:00 and the place was empty. Kate and I decided we needed a little hair of the dog so I ordered a glass of Franciacorta Rosé Brut. Who doesn’t enjoy some bubbles in the morning!

I was leaning toward the meat for my entrée but instead ordered the Sea Bass with
Swiss Chard, Capers, Pine Nuts and Sweet Onion Sauce. The Sea Bass was beautiful both visually and balance wise. The Swiss Chard was sautéed ever so slightly and gave a nice bitter base for the sweet fish and onion sauce. The pine nuts were like a fun surprise. Each time I got one I loved the nutty crunch they added to the dish. I ate the whole thing in no time flat.

Thank Goodness I didn’t order the Meatball as it turns out. Kate ordered it instead and it tasted a little off. The menu stated the usual- Meatball with Fontina, Potato Purée and Red Wine Onions. However the meat itself tasted incredibly rich and much more gamey than usual. They were running a cheeseburger special that day as well. Mr. T believes they used all the ground meat for that and added extra veal meat to the Meatball. He might be right. It wasn’t horrible but just way to rich for the first meal of the day.

So there you have it. Another meal at the tavern another wonderful start to my day!

Gramercy Tavern