Sunday, July 1, 2007

HK restaurant

Mabel, Elliott, and I had brunch at HK earlier today.

We've been calling it Hell's Kitchen for a while and, I think, mistaking it for another restaurant called Hell's Kitchen that people have said is really great.

Anyway, as a result of our visit, Mabel has decided to boycott the place. I am told that if I want to go back I will have to go without her. I understand.

The problem centers around a $12.95 bellini. They charged $12.95 for a single brunch bellini. And we didn't realize this until we got the bill. That was the problem.

Mabel wants me to add that she wants to pelt the restaurant with rotten eggs. Not just any eggs. Rotten ones. I have never heard her say something like that before.

The rest of the meal was mixed.

I got Poached Eggs with Red Wine Sauce over a Wild Mushroom Asparagus Hash. It was interesting. There was a nice tang to the "Hash" which was just a mix of mushrooms and vegetables. They were almost pickeled. It also had little pieces of bacon rendered in red wine which was nice. The only problem with the dish was the asparagus. They used thick asparagus cut into pieces, and it was both tough and overcooked. It would have been more pleasant to eat if they had peeled it.

Mabel and Elliott both got Eggs Benedict. The Hollandaise sauce was thin and seemed like an afterthought. Mabel says, "It was kind of puny and there wasn't much sauce." I at least liked the sauce on the potatoes that came with the dish, but Mabel didn't like that sauce very much either.

Notice the absence of flatware. Oops!

Elliott got a pretty cool juice drink that he concocted on his own. Carrot, orange, and ginger juice. It's carrot juice with a kick.

523 9th Ave (at 39th St)
New York, NY 10018

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