A couple of family members took us out to dinner at The Capital Grille where we enjoyed some wines from their personal collection, including a Chateauneuf du Pape and an Amarone — both were spectacular! There was also a Kistler Chardonnay thrown into the mix, which was DIVINE. We had the pleasure of being introduced to one of their friends, a restaurateur from San Francisco who owns a restaurant here in NYC (Sprig) and will be opening up another one in a few months (Preserve 24) — you’ll be seeing both of them featured on Gastronami in the near future. 😉 In keeping with my Lenten sacrifices (no beef or pork), I ordered a French onion soup (cheese heaven) and salmon with tomato fennel relish (perfectly cooked and I loved the relish). Someone at the table ordered what I REALLY wanted — the 22 ounce Delmonico bone-in rib-eye. I have had it many times before and it is AMAZING! I snapped a quick photo right as it came out (see photo below) — it is a thing of beauty. Very hard for me to be seated next to this beautiful piece of meat and not have any, but I stayed strong. Willpower! A big thanks to our wonderful family for treating us to such a lovely night out!
The Capital Grille: 120 Broadway (at Nassau Street)
French Onion Soup
Cedar Planked Salmon with Tomato Fennel Relish
Parmesan Truffle Fries
22 ounce Delmonico bone-in rib-eye (I looked but didn’t touch :))
Fresh Seasonal Berries in Vanilla Cream