2019 was a year of ….
More tea, less alcohol, more real food, less food products, more hard conversations with myself, less auto-pilot, more checking in, less checking out, more could, less should, more mindfulness, less busy-ness, more eating in, less dining out, more no in a positive way, less yes in a negative way.
I’m still digesting and reflecting all that this year meant to me, but in the meantime, here is the best and the brightest of Caro’s City in 2019. Whether you’re looking to enter the new decade with a fresh recipe, a restaurant dish to look forward to sampling, a book you can’t wait to read, or the foundation for your upcoming travel itinerary, these are all some of my most favorite memories from the past year.
Best NYC Restaurant Dishes
Soft serve ice cream with fennel pollen, honey, sea salt, and EVOO at Caffe Lilia
Roasted cod with maitake mushrooms, swiss chard, chili oil, and mushroom gravy over rice at Hunky Dory
Pizza fioletti at Una Pizza Napoletana
Duck duo with crispy duck sausage, scrambled duck egg, and maple flatbread at Olmsted
La Colombe cold brew soft serve with milk foam and anise biscotti at Dominique Ansel Kitchen
Tomato toast at Gertie
Greek salad and tzatziki at Ovelia
Housemade granola with yogurt at Bakeri Greenpoint
Soft scrambled eggs with chili and fresh herbs over buttery basmati rice at Carthage Must Be Destroyed
Brisket at Mothership Meat Company
Plain square slice at Mama’s Too
Tortelli with winter squash, brown butter, hazelnuts, and balsamic at Maialino
Best Recipes Made at Home
Crispy chocolate cake with hazelnut and sour cream (made it with tahini in the batter)
Strawberry polenta crisp (made sans rhubarb)
Updated: Washington DC