On our recent trip to NYC, we made a reservation to eat at Hearth, Marco Canora’s restaurant in Manhatten. Last year I read Marco’s cookbook A GOOD FOOD DAY and loved loved loved it!
Since the rugrats were at summer camp, we figured this was the best time to have a new dining experience.
Hearth is located off First Avenue on 12th Street in a cute little brick building. It felt very cozy and was lit by candles (thus the dim pictures — sorry).
My husband ordered the Restaurant Week menu, which was prix fixe (it was “restaurant week in NYC when we were there). It included really yummy meatballs and a cheese course for dessert.
I ordered the grilled pork chop with pork sausage, summer kale, and peach balsamic. Yum!!
My husband and I shared a side dish of mushroom trifolati. That was a new term for me, and I always have to ask a million questions when we dine because I am allergic to some things. It means they were fried with olive oil, garlic, and parsley, and let me tell you – I wanted to lick the bowl! (but I didn’t..after all, we were in a nice place!).
For dessert, we shared a yummy piece of tiramasu cake:
And then – to my excitement, they brought out a chocolate tray with chocolates from around the world!
You could sample as much as you wanted – they all had differing amounts of cocoa in them. Of course, we were behaving, so we each tried two different ones. Yummy!!
Our server was super nice and took good care of me and my allergies (shellfish and cilantro). They also had a nice wine selection (we chose a Cote de Rhone I believe).
All in all, visiting HEARTH was a bit of a dream come true since I’m such a fan of Marco’s cookbook!
Check out Hearth’s website at http://www.restauranthearth.com/ You can read about their mission and philosophy of food.
Or even better — check it out the next time you are in NYC!