26 Best Bites of 2016

Below are my 26 favorite dishes and drinks of 2016! These are not necessarily my favorite restaurants overall because that’s a whole other animal. BUT these are the things that really stood out to me and left a memorable impression. All of the dishes are listed and the restaurants are linked – you’re welcome. 😉 They are in no particular order because that would be way too hard to choose, and why stress myself out about my ultimate favorite on New Year’s Eve.  Cheers to a wonderful year and an even greater 2017, fam. 🙂

  1. Emmy Squared Pizza @ Emmy Squared (Brooklyn)
  2. Fried Chicken and Potato Waffles (Wednesday Special) @ The Smith  (NYC)
  3. $45 Omakase @ Sushi Yasaka (NYC)
  4. Rosé (but really any of the wines) @ Ved Stranden 10 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  5. Ube Bread Pudding @ Manila Social Club (Brooklyn)
  6. Black Barn Burger @ Black Barn Restaurant (NYC)
  7. Crab Coconut Curry @ Fish Cheeks (NYC)
  8. Foie Gras Poultry Burger @ Le Coq Rico (NYC)
  9. Corned Beef Hash @ 21 Greenpoint (Brooklyn)
  10. Homemade Limoncello, Lemon Sorbet, and Mint Cocktail @ Stella Maris (Amalfi Coast, Italy)
  11. Fried Chicken and Ube Waffles @ Maharlika (NYC)
  12. Mac & Cheese w/ Tomato Butter Toast @ Bohemian* (NYC)
  13. Fish Taco @ Coney Shack (NYC)
  14. Lobster Benedict @ The Rainbow Room (NYC)
  15. Cacio e Pepe w/ Fresh Ricotta @ Sora Margherita (Rome, Italy)
  16. Fratelli d’Italia @ Alidoro (NYC)
  17. Fish Tacos @ Los Mariscos (NYC)
  18. Tonkotsu Ramen @ Ichiran (Brooklyn)
  19. Mushroom Mac & Cheese @ Jacob’s Pickles (NYC)
  20. Foie Gras Sushi @ Bohemian* (NYC)
  21. Special Ramen @ Ippudo (NYC)
  22. Tasmanian Ocean Trout as part of Chef’s Omakase @ Sushi Dojo (NYC)
  23. Surf N’ Turf Burger @ Paper Island [Papiroen] (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  24. Ube Soft Serve @ Soft Swerve (NYC)
  25. Peach Burrata @ Café Medi (NYC)
  26. Scallop w/ Summer Peas @ Fiskebar (Copenhagen, Denmark)

* Bohemian has no website or number, as it is by referral only. If you’d like to go, you may have a friend in me 🙂

Happy New Year’s everyone! Thank you for following along all of my foodventures this year. Looking forward to what 2017 brings!

Stay hungry,

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