310 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027
my mom was here visiting for the last week and we had a lunch reservation at red rooster on friday.
they offer a nice lunch prix fixe. you can choose from two starters and three entrees. I started off with one of their great cocktails – the savoy this time. a vodka-based drink with muddled grapes
we added an order of the famous cornbread and some pickled veggies. the cornbread is really super-delish. I am not a big fan of cornbread in general, but the one here is really outstanding. it’s served with salted butter and a tomato jam. goes perfectly together. the pickled veggies tasted a bit too christmas-y for me, too much clove taste, but that’s a personal thing. I always reminds me of the dentist…
my mom chose the mixed greens as starter, I selected the sweet potato carrot soup. very delicate taste, just the perfect spiciness. as our main courses, I picked one of their signature dishes, helga’s meatballs which are inspired by chef marcus samuelson’s grandmother – so the press says. the meatballs were good – I am very picky, so don’t get me wrong. I loved the lingonberry sauce with it, the cabbage was a bit overcooked. I loved, loved, loved the mashed potatoes though. mom went for the tandoori salmon on cauliflower mash. sooo good.
dessert was a little banana cupcake with ice cream. nice flavor mix, the ice cream was bedded on caramelized hazelnut flakes.