NYC Adventures – Part 2

The NYC saga continues with more wining & dining, great friends, shopping, walking, and heaps of fun! My good friend Courtney Pool also came up for a visit, all the way from Patagonia, AZ. You might like to check out her trip post here. It was so great to see her again (the last time was a few years ago when I visited The Tree of Life).
I honestly don't know where to begin because I have soooo many great pics, but I'll give a quick overview. I enjoyed another dinner at Pure Food & Wine with Philip Mc Cluskey, Courtney Pool, Dhrumil Purohit, and Ben Tseitlin.
Enjoying our girlie berry drinks!
Courtney ordered the Tamales - don't they look awesome?!

I enjoyed a White Light Tini - lemongrass, ginger, green tea, sake
I had the S&M Salad (Named after Sarma & Matthew when they started the restaurant and the name stuck). This is the best salad ever: loads of greens, avocado, dulse, and rosemary quackers (which are sold in One Lucky Duck).
On the house: Mini Mushroom Patty Burger - on ezekiel bread, with kraut, and other toppings.
Philip and I
Pure's Kitchen - Can you see a few of them giving a wave?! I also met their cool dessert chef, Patricia, who happened to recognize me! Go figure! It was cool to meet her - I'm totally envious of her job!
We had a stop at One Lucky Duck (just around the corner from Pure), after dinner to pick up some ice cream for dessert. As you can see, Court can't contain herself - yes it's that good!
Goodies galore: From left to right: Mallomars, moonpies, chocolate ganache torte, & linzer tarte
Cookies, Key Lime Pies, Chocolate Banana Cream Pies (I've had the banana ones before - they're uber good!)
Lemon Bars & Tiramisu
OK...just one more pichy of the yumminess...
We indulged in most of OLD's ice cream flavours, back at Dhru's.

Of course I had to get a moon pie! I enjoyed half of it over top my ice cream. Yum!
That's all for now... a trip to Quintessence, cake making, and more good times still to come!
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20 Comments
  1. February 28, 2010 at 03:50
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    drool...drool...drool...drool... YUM! Glad to see you're having such a good time.

  2. February 28, 2010 at 06:17
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    What great memories you are making Girlie! You could pass for sisters! <br /><br />So much fun!<br /><br />xoxo<br /><br />P.S. those desserts...drooling here!

  3. Tina
    February 28, 2010 at 07:18
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    I am loving your NYC posts, I just wish I could have gone too! I have a question for you though - I've been playing around with making my own raw chocolate bars, but I'm having trouble getting a good consistency on the chocolate coating. I usually make a nut base and then roll it in a chocolate coating that I make using coconut oil and raw cacao powder, it hardens once I put it in the fridge or freezer, but when I'm going to eat the bars the chocolate coating melts so easily and has a tendency to taste VERY oily. Any tips? Thanks!

  4. February 28, 2010 at 10:02
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    What a yummy trip!

  5. Anonymous
    February 28, 2010 at 13:39
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    hi heather, wow, what an array of goodies! got me drooling! someday we will venture out into the big city and enjoy...keep up the grat blog site.love you, epy and tim

  6. February 28, 2010 at 16:37
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    Maybe I'm lucky I don't live in New York... those desserts look dangerous!

  7. February 28, 2010 at 18:14
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    YUM! looks like i need to plan a trip to nyc this spring!<br /><br />ps you are gorgeous in every pic!

  8. February 28, 2010 at 18:53
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    wow..between you two raw hotties and the great food, it's just too good :) OMG those moon pies, i have seen/heard about those from Pure and yeah, would love to sample them! And the Quintessence info...can't wait! :)

  9. February 28, 2010 at 19:18
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    Pure Food & Wine looks like such an amazing place. I'm making a trip from Boston to PA in a month or so and I'm thinking I might have to make a stop there, despite how much I despise traffic in NYC.

  10. February 28, 2010 at 19:20
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    Yum yum yum!! What great eats!! I love the tamales and the S&M salad!! Oh and the Moonpie is my favorite!!!!! Glad you had such a great time!

  11. February 28, 2010 at 20:45
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    maybe you can figure out a mallomar recipe for us? pretty please?

  12. February 28, 2010 at 21:23
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    This makes me want to plan a trip around raw food in NYC! Now I have to go clean up my drool.

  13. March 1, 2010 at 03:06
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    Thanks guys! Yes, it really is so much fun here! <br /><br />Tina, it depends what ratios you're using for your chocolate. Have you tried this recipe: http://www.rawgoddessheathy.com/2009/09/raw-chocolate-101.html<br />Otherwise, you might consider making a cacao butter based chocolate which will hold at room temperature. There's one in the Basics Section of my book: http://www.rawgoddessheathy.com/2008/12/raw-goddess-heathys-just-desserts-ebook.html<br /><br />Happy chocolate making!<br /><br />Bitt - ah yes! Actually I made moon pies and do plan on making mallomars again (i did try them once but that was before I actually had one). http://www.rawgoddessheathy.com/2008/02/rawdorable-goodies-part-2-cookie-land.html

  14. March 1, 2010 at 10:23
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    swimming through all the drool in here to the keyboard... <br /><br />I love the way the food is displayed. The gardenburger especially. And it's all making me so hungry! I'm in CT and am now definitely planning a trip to NYC just for this! Thanks so much for sharing all the pics! My husband catches me looking at this and says "more food porn? Honey, you have a problem!" ;-)

  15. March 1, 2010 at 12:21
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    You are really making me hungry, but in a good way :-)

  16. March 1, 2010 at 19:32
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    I have to go to One Lucky Duck! That case full of treats is so amazing...I have no idea how I'd decide. :-)

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