Assorted Beets with Fresh Goat Cheese,
Pepper Cress & Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Now I don’t live in Manhattan or Williamsburg, nor do I live in Astoria or Dumbo. No, I live in Glendale, Queens, only a stones throw away from Forest Hills and some of the finest dining that Queens has to offer, but most people don’t know it yet.
Confit of Hudson Valley Moulard Duck
Red Beets, Braised Leeks, Wilted Frisée & Leek Vinaigrette
|The calm before the storm. Not a table|
was empty when we left an hour later.
|You have got to love dining in view|
of the kitchen. The smells and sounds
add so much depth to the experience.
Marinated Seafood Salad
Scallops, Shrimp & Squid w/ shaved Radicchio
Haricots Verts, Tarragon Pistou & Basil Aïoli
|Hand Made Ricotta Gnocchi|
Riesling Poached Apricots, Shaved Cucumber,
Speck & Marjoram
|2010 Schloss Vollrads Riesling - A nose |
of honeysuckle, peach skins & spring
grass. Ripe peach, cantaloupe & citrus
rind on the palate with an acid twang.
Finishing clean and mouth-watering.
I left Danny Brown with a list of reasons why I must go back again and a check for two that came to a little over $200 for three courses and a bottle of wine. It was the perfect marriage of excellence, flavor, diversity, atmosphere and value. I highly recommend taking the time to come off the beaten path and enjoy this wonderful dining experience.