View Full Version : my night at pure food and wine(NYC resturant)
09-10-2006, 07:35 AM
I cannot tell you all how fantastic this experience was!!!! the food was awesome and the outdoor garden seating was magical. My only gripe...the prices are outrageous. If I had more $ Id surely go all the time but I dont so I wont ;) For special occasions it will totally be worth it! Hubby loved the food (not enough to start eating raw). He had the califlower samsoas appy and the ravoli dinner. His dessert was a special not on the menu...pistacio custardy type thing in a tamale with candied pecans and 3 tiny scoops of ice cream and a hibiscus sauce. I had the thai lettuce wraps (holy cow these were awesome!!!) and the white corn tamales. of course the chocolate cake for dessert. I had wanted the chili lime tortillas for dinner but they were out of them :( next time we will try the 5 course tasting menu.
Anyway if any of you live in NY or plan on visiting I highly recommed this resturant!!
09-10-2006, 08:11 AM
I go to their take-away all the time (even though it really puts a dent in my wallet). I love it so so much. And even more, I love the passion that is behind the food. They dind't serve their "sushi" rolls the other day, because they noticed that the new nori shipment was ever so slightly toasted. now THAT is commitment! I haven't been to the real restaurant yet, but I can't wait to go!
09-10-2006, 08:38 AM
Thank you so much for posting about your experience at Pure Food and Wine. I was hoping you would!
I don't know that I'll ever be able to get there myself as I live in the mid-west, travel costs, etc. Hearing of your experience, however, has been a real treat!
09-10-2006, 08:51 AM
Hey Alicat, I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner!! I agree about the prices, but after having made some fancy raw foods here at home, I do see where they come off charging so much. Ingredients and prep time are pretty costly. And of course I'd rather spend the money there than at Peter Luger's Steakhouse :D
09-10-2006, 08:59 AM
I took a look on the site...
It looks absolutely fantastic there!
I hope rawfood gets a bit more known in the netherlands
09-10-2006, 09:02 AM
Yeah, that place is awesome, I've been there twice. Best raw food restaurant I've been to by far hands down.
They need to up some of those skimpy portions, though. The ravioli is my favorite, but you get maybe 8 or so pieces of it for like $24.95!!!!
Sharon in Colorado
09-10-2006, 10:05 AM
It all sounds so good - I have the book and love looking at the recipes, but haven't attempted any but the macaroons as the ones that look good are more complex. I'd love to just go one day and splurge on the tasting.
09-10-2006, 10:10 AM
I just love reading this, I'm going to be in NY in Dec. and am hoping I'll get to go there :)
09-10-2006, 03:32 PM
You are in the netherlands? I have some very close friends who are from Amsterdam, and they visit often. In fact they are moving back next year and will be there for 3 years, and we plan on visiting.
what area do you live in?
09-10-2006, 05:37 PM
Wow, those sound like some crazy prices, SwingBolder. If I lived in the area, i'm sure i'd try at least everything once. And the stuff I liked, i'd get all the time. I'd be so broke!
09-11-2006, 01:49 AM
Thanks for posting! One Lucky Duck...:)
As a complement, my favorite Manhattan map, online pdf, easy to enlarge:
09-11-2006, 02:56 PM
Certainly a reason for the "dutch people" to visit "New York".
When the officer says: "Hello lightlover, what is it, that's bringing you to America, I just will say: "Well sir, I want to eat raw specialities in the big apple ". :p
Uuuuh, better wait with that say just that holiday is the reason
09-11-2006, 11:30 PM
So glad you had such a wonderful time............
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