26 January, 2010

The Duchess Dines . . .

The Red Cat

Nice dinner tonight at The Red Cat in Chelsea. To start, the sauteed zucchini salad (julienned with almonds and blanketed with pecorino); entree, salmon with shaved brussels sprouts and carrot mash; side, tempura green beans; dessert, chocolate mousse. Drink (most importantly), an easy 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape. All quite delightful.

(Interior of The Red Cat)

Helmed by happening chef Jimmy Bradley, The Red Cat is a relaxed, welcoming environment with pleasant and enthusiastic service and diners. The crowd is overall on the young side, but the background music is decidedly VH1 Classic (a "name that tune" exercise included "Carry On My Wayward Son" (Boston, easy), "Heat of the Moment" (Asia, medium difficulty), and "Keep on Riding" by Eric Donaldson (basically impossible, even for the Duchess)).

(Exterior of The Red Cat, photo courtesy of Town & Country Travel)

The Duchess is traveling this week and thus updates may be slightly delayed, but she will endeavor as always to do her best and keep on posting. If you cannot get away to New York to dine at The Red Cat, take heart; cookbook available at amazon.com.

The Red Cat
227 10th Avenue
New York, New York 10011

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