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The secret to family-style dining is eating more than your share without anybody knowing. Upon seeing the menu, my initial strategy was to dominate the "Almond Hash" a delicious concoction of "duck confit, roasted onions, potatoes, cracklins, and poached eggs."
However, this proved to be impossible logistically as each dish was served on one ginormous plate for the table. There are pros and cons to this. On the one hand, the passing of dishes has a nice communal feel to it; on the other...you have to pass dishes. The Fates decided that I should eat more than my share of the "Home Made Chicken Sausage & Eggs" as they were placed in front of me. I did not argue as they were tremendously delicious, usually chicken sausage doesn't have the density as their pork brethren, but these were nice and hefty.
The french toast on our menu somehow turned into pancakes, which is fine, I don't really care for grainy breakfast items anyway. [ Alicia edit: For the grainy-inclined, the pancakes were like fluffy ricotta clouds. Delicious. ]
The "Brussel Sprouts Two Ways" were surprisingly delicious. Shredded and quartered, they were prepared like a classic Caesar salad, with anchovies and everything. Even though I tasted fish for the rest of the day, it was well worth it.
To round out the meal we had biscuits, bacon, home fries, and mac & cheese. My only wish is that portions were a little bigger as I only got a bite or two of many dishes.
Coffee in the Ace Hotel after brunch rounded out a great afternoon. Special thanks to guests of honor Hayna, Young, and Koko, hope you had a great time! HPC 16, the closest we've come to fulfilling the HPC Mission Statement.
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New York, NY 10010