Hey all! It’s a wonderful time of year here in NYC, and I’m referring to Restaurant Week. For those that aren’t familiar, Restaurant Week is a bi-annual occurrence where we have a chance to dine out at fine restaurants for a fraction of the price. With a 3 course dinner at $38, ya just can’t beat it. I am ALWAYS sure to take advantage a few times a year. Last night’s spot was KTCHN, a trendy popular spot on the West side. On a weeknight it was pretty slow, but then again I was happy to whip out my camera without worrying about my neighbor looking at me like a freak.
While looking over the menu, we ordered a bottle of Reisling to share. It was yummy and decently priced.
The first part of my 3 course meal was a Watercress Salad:
baby beets, goat cheese, almonds, clementine vinaigrette
I found this salad to be very good – not overly dressed – and then there’s always something about cheese and fruit together that is just magical
My second course was the Atlantic Salmon
balsamic black lentils, fava bean raviolo
I think we can all agree that lentils are pretty awesome. However, something about this dish was kind of bland. Not bad and no wow factor – but I enjoyed it anyway. The salmon was cooked medium and flaked perfectly.
And then there was dessert. Naturally I went for the chocolate option.
Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake
Now this one confused me. I see Mousse in the name, I go for it. I love mousse, ohhh yes I do. But THEN when I received the dish I was like “This is cake!” Turns out there’s cake in the name too. I just don’t know what to make of it
I completed CLEANED up at the first two courses, however for dessert I had all of the sorbet and about half the cake. I am just definitely not one for cake, unless there is ice cream involved.
Overall, I’d say KTCHN was a good place to try out for Restaurant Week. Nothing made me roll my eyes or cause me to moan in utter food pleasure, but it doesn’t matter – the meal cost $38! Isn’t it a beautiful thing?
Good ambience, good service, good food. Win in my book.