I said:" I want to go to there" and Dave made reservations :)
ABC kitchen with Jean-Georges offers fresh local and organic ingredients and was name Best New Restaurant of 2011 by the James Beard Foundation. I truly do not know what that is but the combination of Jean Georges and fresh local/organic ingredients = must try!
Plus, don't miss shopping at ABC carpet & home as well as Conran Shop in the basement!
Handmade porcelain dinnerware
by local artisan jan burtz
From the Market Table menu- Chicken liver toast. The liver taste so strong but so good.
Appetizer - Raw diver scallops, market sweet grapes and lime. Fresh scallops made this dish so good. The limey taste did not do for me but the mix of the sweet grapes did.
Appetizer 2 - Roast carrot and avocado salad, crunchy seeds, sour cream and citrus. The roasted carrots were too salty for my taste.
Whole Wheat pizza - spicy cacciatorini meatballs, habanero tomato sauce and ricotta. This was raved about in reviews. Their other pizzas must be delicious.
Entree- Roast suckling pig, plum and smoked bacon marmalade and braised turnips.
Everything from the dinner plates to the food to the business card is environmentally conscious.
Here are some really interesting facts about the restaurant from their website:
"abc kitchen has a committed focus to local, sustainable and organic seasonal produce
that does not use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides or GMOs; meat, fish and dairy
that is locally sourced where possible, from humanely treated pasture-fed animals free of antibiotics
and hormones; teas, coffees, spices, organic wines, juices and elixirs that are organically cultivated on fair trade cooperatives celebrating and honoring sustainability, artistry and our global diversity. "
"a rooftop garden that provides herbs and micro-greens; soy-based candles that are free of pesticides, GMOs & additives; and all organic cleaning products".