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Brookyn Heights – Plate Of The Day http://www.plateoftheday.com Food Blogger - Adventures in Beijing, New York, Brooklyn and more Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:22:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 Henry’s End – Wild Game Special (Boar, Elk, Venison, Buffalo, Kangaroo, Pheasant) Brooklyn Heights New York Restaurant http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1521 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1521#comments Sun, 20 Mar 2011 21:55:39 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1521 Henry’s End – Wild Game Special (Boar, Elk, Venison, Buffalo, Kangaroo, Pheasant) Brooklyn Heights New York Restaurant

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44 Henry Street
Brooklyn Heights / Dumbo
New York 11201
718 834 1776

Maybe you can say you’re adventurous and sampled some wild boar or perhaps some wild buffalo steaks. What about Kangaroo? What about Elk? What about all the above in one night! Well, you can have the whole hunter’s feast for the rest of March over at Henry’s End famous Wild Game Festival. No need to gear up and head upstate to the backwoods, Henry’s End is just steps away from the landing of the Brooklyn Bridge and at the edge of Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo.
Henry’s End also has a great selection of wine pairings so if you want to sample and truly have a feast you can check out the $25 Fixe Prix menu (Mon-Thu) which includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert and for an extra $14 you get wine pairings with all three dishes. I tried the one with the Wild Boar Ragout. I started with a pair of massive Maryland style Corn Crab Cakes stuffed with spicy cayenne spice, scallions and served with a side of tartar sauce. I forget the wine but it was a sweet Riesling from upstate that was perfect with the heavy tartar and deep fried batter of the crab cakes. Next was the entrée: Wild Boar Ragout. Served in a deep and wide bowl, the large chunks of tender boar meat in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce with a truffled polenta definitely made a very hearty meal perfect for a cold spring night. Finished with the Mud Pie which is a blend of coffee and chocolate ice cream laced with Kahlua and espresso on an Oreo cookie crust topped with hot fudge sauce. Yeah, don’t know what else to say about that but that it was obviously awesome.
If you don’t make it for Henry’s End Wild Game Festival in time, I’d also recommend the Honey and Ginger Duckling. At Henry’s End they braise the ducks in their natural juices to retain the flavor and tenderness. The meat is deboned and the skin is broiled to a crisp. Maybe not as exotic as Kangaroo or Wild boar, but who cares – it’s great!!

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Jack The Horse Tavern Bar and Restaurant Brooklyn Heights NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1218 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1218#respond Tue, 01 Jun 2010 23:01:23 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1218 Jack The Horse Tavern Bar and Restaurant Brooklyn Heights NY

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66 Hicks St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-852-5084
http://jackthehorse.com/

A little more exploring the new neighborhood brought us over to Hicks street, a block down from Henry off of Cranberry and into Jack the Horse Tavern. It’s a rustic, authentically Brooklyn Heights neighborhood spot. Exposed brick walls encompass wide open windows that look out onto the tree lined street. A full bar with a nice selection of local beers on tap immediately welcomes you at the entrance while two main dining rooms with plenty of large tables fills the main dining area. It’s typical Brooklyn Heights – upscale richly prepared food but unpretentious with reasonable prices.

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We started with the smoked brook trout salad served with warm fingerling potatoes and toasted almonds with a Creme Fraiche & Horseradish Vinaigrette. If you go, be sure to order this – it’s amazing. The warm smoked trout with the crunch of the toasted almonds make for a rich combination that’s great all year long.

We paired this with a bottle of Gruner Veltliner, Glatzer 2006, Austria ($31) which went well with the acidity and sweetness of the white wine.

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For entrée I had the Braised Shortribs with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Radishes & Potato Puree ($31). You can’t really ever screw up braised shortribs and when it is served over a cushion of potato puree drizzled in thick rich gravy, it’s exceptional. Get this dish as well!

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Finally for dessert we tried both the rhubarb sorbet and plate of the banana creme tart – both hitting the spot and helping end an incredible meal. I hear that on 5:30-7pm Tues and Weds there’s a three course fix prixe special that includes appetizer, entrée, dessert, coffee or tea.

I love the new neighborhood and finding gems like this will keep us eating out for some time for sure! Welcome to Brooklyn Heights / Dumbo!

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Fascati Pizzeria Brooklyn Heights NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1215 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1215#respond Fri, 28 May 2010 22:46:01 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1215 Fascati Pizzeria Brooklyn Heights NY

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80 Henry St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-237-1278

Just a few doors from Siggy’s Natural Organic Good Food Restaurant and Juice Bar is the neighborhood favorate Fascati Pizzeria. When locals in the neighborhood go out for Pizza, they go to Fascati and not to Grimalidi’s. There’s no wood fire oven and fancy ingredients, it’s just a plain good slice of pizza and the bonus is you don’t need to wait an hour plus in line to get a slice or a pie.

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We got a slice of cheese, mushroom and pepperoni and took it down to the park in DUMBO looking out at lower Manhattan. I liked the pepperoni the best – the mushroom was a little soggy as they usually turn out. Compared to Grimaldi’s? Well it’s hard to say, I do like the blackened crust of Grimaldi’s but Fascati definitely is a good pizza all around.

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The local kids definitely appreciate Fascati Pizza as well!

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Siggy’s Natural Organic Good Food Restaurant and Juice Bar Brooklyn Heights NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1211 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1211#respond Fri, 21 May 2010 18:02:05 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1211 Siggy’s Natural Organic Good Food Restaurant and Juice Bar Brooklyn Heights NY

Siggy's Natural Organic Good Food Restaurant and Juice Bar Brooklyn Heights NY

76 Henry Street
Brooklyn Heights
718 237 3199
www.SiggysGoodFood.com

Dumbo is a dangerous neighborhood, you are on a diet. You have 5 Guys bugers, Junior’s Cheesecakes, Fascati Pizza and Grimaldi’s Pizza all within walking distance. Fortunately there’s a few healthy alternatives such as Siggy’s all natural organic good food restaurant and juice bar in Brooklyn Heights. It’s located at the end of Henry St just two doors from Fascati pizza and a block away from the famous Henry’s End Ale House. It’s also a 5 min walk across the park from the Brooklyn Bridge staircase landing so I’m surprised there aren’t more tourists over on this end. I guess they like to walk downhill to DUMBO or right over to the 1 hour + queue over at Grimaldi’s.

Siggy's Natural Organic Good Food Restaurant and Juice Bar Brooklyn Heights NY

Siggy’s reminds me a little of the famous Cafe Intermezzo at UC Berkeley on Telegraph (sadly RIP & closed according to Yelp), great vegetarian and non vegetarian options (the burgers at Siggy’s are local, grass fed & organically raised, large, juicy and awesome). We recently went back to Siggy’s and ordered the Ahi Tuna wrap. It’s a delicious tuna salad with kalamata Olives in Lemon Paprika Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Clover Sprouts, Lettuce & vegan mayo in a thin wheat flax wrap.

Siggy's Natural Organic Good Food Restaurant and Juice Bar Brooklyn Heights NY

For starters we had the Quinoa Spinach Cakes ($7) High Protein Baked Quinoa Grain & Spinach Cakes Topped with Fresh Tomato Pepper Cilantro Salsa and they were amazing.

Siggy's Natural Organic Good Food Restaurant and Juice Bar Brooklyn Heights NY

Also tried the Sicilian Basil Veggies Pasta ($14) which is like an open face lasagna with Roasted Zucchini, Broccoli, Spinach leaves, Kalamata Olives, Fresh Basil Garlic Tomato Sauce with Artichokes Ribbon Pasta {Ribbons Made with Jerusalem Artichokes Flour & Semolina} – Can Be Served over Quinoa Grain.

You can’t go wrong with Siggy’s – Enjoy!

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Lassen and Hennings Bakery and Deli Brooklyn Heights – Red Velvet Cake http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1206 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1206#respond Wed, 05 May 2010 16:41:42 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1206 Lassen and Hennings Bakery and Deli Brooklyn Heights – Red Velvet Cake

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114 Montague St
Brooklyn Heights
(718) 875-6272
www.lassenandhennigs.com

Last week, we went up to Brooklyn Heights and checked out a few more places on Montague. Our dinner at a sushi place wasn’t very impressive (it was run by Chinese) but a spoiled evening was quickly averted when we discovered the Lassen and Hennings Bakery. Everything at Lassen and Hennings is made on the premises which says a lot about the quality and freshness.

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I heard the sandwiches are amazing especially on their fresh baked bread, but having just finished dinner, we opted for a slice of their Red Velvet cake and sat outside on the promenade park overlooking the Brooklyn harbour and the financial district.

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At first I was doubtful about the Red Velvet Cake because who can really beat out Cake Man Raven in Brooklyn right? But in all honesty I have to say that Lassen and Hennings makes a really good Red Velvet Cake and the fact that they serve coffee and its located a block away from an amazing park and just minutes from where we live in DUMBO, it’s a plus. I’ll have to do a side by side comparison one of these days!

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Taze Turkish Cuisine and Hookah & Beer Garden Brooklyn Heights NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1199 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1199#respond Sun, 25 Apr 2010 15:24:35 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=1199 Taze Turkish Cuisine and Hookah & Beer Garden Brooklyn Heights NY

Taze Turkish Cuisine and Hookah & Beer Garden Brooklyn Heights NY

142 Montague St
Brooklyn Heights NY
(718) 875 – 2211
www.TazeNYC.com

Among the brightly lit shops and restaurants on Montague St in Brooklyn Heights is a very personable Mediterannean and Turkish restaurant called Taze. Just to get into the restaurant feels like you are going over to a friend’s house as you enter into an unmarked apartment building entrance and walk up a flight of stairs (watch out for the mail that is perched over the mailboxes next to the staircase!). Once inside, you have a choice of sitting at one of the tables that overlook Montague (great people watching viewpoints) or taking a tour through the kitchen to get toTaze’s hidden outdoor patio. It was a nice night with only a slight breeze, so we chose the outdoor patio and sat down next to a table of girls enjoying a bottle of wine and a large hookah.

Taze Turkish Cuisine and Hookah & Beer Garden Brooklyn Heights NY

We started with the red lentil soup which was nicely spiced and served with a dish of warm toasted pita bread. Next was a plate of mucver (fried zucchini pancakes) covered with dill and a light yogurt sauce. Finally we attempted (but failed) to finish the grilled special for two. It’s an enormous plate of delicious meats including beef kebabs, chicken, and lamb over rice and salad. If you are going to order this, bring some help – you could easily split it among four to be honest. We’re definitely coming back because we heard the fish specials are great and we didn’t even make it for dessert. I’m also pretty sure the Taze’s outdoor patio will become a makeshift beergarden this summer. Enjoy!

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