I recently attended a press dinner showcasing the Harvest Dinner menu at Print Lounge, a rooftop lounge with a gorgeous view (it’s covered/heated!).
As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with a lovely sparkly cocktail. There was another one that bordered on spicy that my dining companion for the evening, DLS, thought was a bit too spicy. We were quickly seated though, and served enough wine the rest of the night that it’s a wonder my pictures aren’t blurrier…
Our first course: scallop crudo with oysters, caviar, yuzu, lemon, olive oil and horseradish, was light and refreshing, perfect start to the meal.
2nd course, Vet La Palma Spanish Sea Bass with Sauteed Butternut Squash, Chanterelles, Habanero, Scallion, Endive Marmelata, Pumpkin Seed Oil Vinaigrette: densely meaty, properly cooked fish, very tasty without being too heavy at all.
3rd course, Muscovy Duck, Quinoa-Parsley Rissoto, Bok Choy Raab, Turnips, Huckleberry-Ginger Sauce: duck breast cooked a perfect medium-rare, musky meat, with a delicious pool of sauce on the bottom to cut the richness of the duck.
4th course, Eco-Friendly Farm Ribeye Steak with Roasted Sunchokes, Puntarelle Salad, Bordalaise Sauce: another meaty dish that played well with its drizzle of sauce. Lovely and perfectly cooked.
Whipped Chocolate Flan: digging into this revealed an airy chocolate pudding on the bottom, topped by an impossible layer of creaminess. Yum.
Ricotta Brulee, Port poached figs and concord grape sorbet: another win.
Chocolate Bread – I actually didn’t try this. Executive Pastry Chef Heather Carlucci is clearly very comfortable in the kitchen and knows what she’s doing.
I found it really fascinating that they retain a forager on staff. Really interesting. I recommend checking this place out if you’ve not already done so – it’s a bit of a trek from the nearest subway, but the food is very interesting and I’m excited to see what else the chef comes up with in the upcoming months! Thank you again to Print Lounge & its PR team for inviting me to join them at this fun dinner!
Please note that I attended this press dinner courtesy of Print Lounge and its PR. I received no compensation to write this post, nor was I obligated to do so. Feel free to take from it what you will!