Posts Written On May 31, 2013

Fine diving in Bed-Stuy @Do_or_Dine

finally made my way down the street to this Brooklyn favorite and i was NOT disappointed!  This ultra cool vibe and decor made me feel like I was eating at a garden chic dinner party. It is totally funky and the menu is like nothing you have seen.

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The creativity might be intimating at first but let the really knowledgeable staff tell you all about each and every item. The selection and we tried a few of the items.


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NIPPON NACHOS
FISH AND CHIPS
THE CORN THING

the drinks are really delicious and not too strong – will be back for sure…

1108 Bedford Ave
(between Gates Ave & Lexington Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Neighborhood: Bedford Stuyvesant

(718) 684-2290

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Totally Scrumptious PlanB Tapas


Plan B is dedicated to the union of contemporary Northern Spanish Tapas and an innovative beverage program both influenced by Barcelona and the Basque region.  The cuisine, the culture, the sensibility, and independent spirit of both regions desire to both honor the past and begin their future.   Plan B creates food and beverage menus in tandem, with the operation’s concept reflected both in dishes and in signature drinks, wine lists and beer selections.Plan B puts an eccentric and creative take on an urban tapas bar, culinary inspiration comes from seasonal local greenmarket ingredients and exotic imported Spanish items to comprise simple and flavorful dishes that embrace the ancient Roman philosophy of the 5th Quarter, or “Quinto Quarto”.

I was so excited to go to the media tasting of PlanB. Their menu boasts of exotic dishes like python sausage, rabbit meatballs and bull testicles, I had no idea what to expect. Created by Hemant Phul (Masala Times and Earth Nightclub), this little Nolita gem is totally exciting and exotic. The carefully selected cocktails like sherries, Spanish/French wines and craft beers make Plan B a place to get more than a meal but a tasty adventure! This cocktail menu has been created by Ivy Mix of Clover Club and Tess Sawyer of Plan B.

The Basque and Catalan tapas are awesome. I don’t claim to be an expert on Spanish Cuisine but I definitely know what delicious tastes like.  The downtown vibe of this restaurant comes in all aspect from the decor, food, drink and music. Started with this polenta and cherry to cleanse your palate.

Everything is scrumptious and here are my recommendations:
Potato Croquttes – Never has yukon gold, creme fraiche, salmon roe come together in a better way. This was by far my favorite experience

Goat Cheese Croquettes – A simple and delicious combo
Mushrooms – seasonal and wild – YUM the best texture ever and Tai’s favorite

Paella Shooters – mussel, shrimp, clam, chorizo, white wine, shellfish broth

Asparagus – Not my favorite but still yummy
Octopus – The best 4 hour slow cooked texture, like a pillow

Pic Ear – Crispy and perfect on a savory biscuit

Rabbit meatballs – My first rabbit taste! The sauce is perfect
Shrimp heads – I LOVE this, ask for extra bread

Duck heart souffle – Beautiful presentation and texture and taste deliciously balanced

Flan – Best I ever had, perfect consistency and like caramel candy

Hibiscus & Cynar Ice cream – Eat this as fast as you can!

You have to go or I’ll take you  if you ever visit NYC!

Thanks to my sweet husband for coming with me!

http://www.planbtapas.com

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