Feast (New York, NY)

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My quest in devouring my way through the city of New York is slowly coming along.  I mean, it’ll take me three life times and a billion dollar budget to dine at every restaurant, but I can only do what I can.  I’m a bit indecisive when it comes to choosing the right restaurant, because it’s not everyday I get to go to New York so I want to make sure I’m making the best decision.  I would like to say my field goal percentage is pretty consistent when choosing places to dine.


Feast, which is located off of 3rd Avenue, is a Seasonal American restaurant that offers a pre-fixed menu or a’ la carte that cooks its dishes in an exposed-brick wood space.  The interior of this restaurant is small and cozy, which is a perfect place fir a neighborhood gem.


During my visit to Feast I was able to indulge in two dishes.  A simple but effective Bacon, Egg, and Cheese dish to go along with their Beijing Benedict.  I’ll start with the review of the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese dish.  It consisted of Pork Belly, Creamy Polenta, and Sous Vide Egg.  Think of creamy grits to go along with “real pork bacon” and a poached egg, that’s exactly what this dish was made of.  The dish also came with grape tomatoes which added a sweetness to the overall salty but smokey flavor of the pork.  The Polenta was creamy, but a little too inconsistent for my likings.  Their were lumps of Polenta throughout the dish, but still overall good.  The Pork Belly was crisp, flavorful, and meaty as well.


The next dish was the Beijing Benedict.  It consisted of Duck Confit, Scallion Pancake, and Hoison Hollandaise.  The most interesting part of this dish were the Scallion Pancakes.  Two Crispy onion flavored mini pancakes that were topped with a beautiful poached egg and surrounded by Duck Confit.  The Duck Confit was succulent, gelatinous, and a bit bland.  The Poached Egg along with the Hoisin Hollandaise had a very buttery flavor and worked well with the strong flavors of the onion.  It’s not everyday that I eat a Duck composed Benedict, so I was thoroughly pleased with how well it tasted.


Overall, this restaurant is a go-to.  The prices aren’t bad and the food has a different taste and feel to it.  It’s not your everyday American food, which can help see how food is made from a different perspective.


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