Monday, July 14, 2008

General Greene

New York may be a heck of a lot hotter and more stinky than Leland, but I am glad I am back to enjoy the wonderful plethora of restaurants the Big Apple, and Brooklyn especially has to offer.

On Tuesday, Matt and I tried General Greene, a new "American tapas" restaurant in Ft. Greene. I was pleased that we were seated right away, though the restaurant was at least 80% full. The wait staff was super friendly and attentive.

We started with eggplant spread, which we had read good things about and a plate of deviled eggs. Both were awesome! The eggplant spread was well seasoned and perfectly complemented by toasted bread. The deviled eggs had just the right amount of mustard in them (though mom's are better!)

Next came the heirloom tomato salad and butter lettuce salad with pink grapefruit and curried almonds. I could have made a whole meal of just those two dishes. They were wonderfully summery.

Finally, we tried grilled prawns with lemon aoili and a small steak with shallots (well I didn't try the steak:-)) Captain Carnivore really enjoyed the steak. The prawns tasted okay but I couldn't get back the fact that the head was still on it and it wasn't peeled.

Oh, no, that isn't the "finally". Finally, we shared a strawberry rhubarb crisp that was absolutely wonderful and perfect to share. Once again, so summery.

The quality of the food was high so we didn't have a problem with the bill. But General Greene is definitely not an inexpensive tapas restaurant. More of a special occasion place. But a definite go back to!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For what it is worth, I would start with the rubarbcrisp.....Uncle Larry

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also wanted to compliment you on your sunset pictures at Jolli-lodge. Great memories. Now if you could get rubarbcrisp surved at sunset at the Jolli-lodge???? Uncle Larry

9:00 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

AGREED on the meal order and on rhubarb crisp at JL! Remember the rhubarb bread from the Manitou Market...yum! I did have some mighty good blueberry and cherry pie while watching JL sunsets...pure heaven:-)

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. Great memories; lucky you to be able to live them. Uncle Larry

9:12 PM  

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