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It’s not that we don’t go out to eat much. It’s that we rarely find the experience blog-worthy. Neighborhood restaurants remain just okay. And. Citarella’s food is just too good. Check out RecipeDetours.com.

Although brunch at Tavern on the Green’s outside garden was excellent last week. On a balmy beautiful Saturday. Eggs Benedict with potatoes perfect. Ambience sublime in late October. A rare treat with friends.

For our Fall sojourn to Gramercy Tavern, to celebrate Dr.Husband’s birthday, we enjoyed another parade of delicious masterful creative blends of tastes. Wines well paired.

Marinated Scallop, Yellowfin Tuna, Watermelon
Champagne Billecart-Salmon very brut

Lobster, Peaches, Pickled Peppers, Basil
French Chardonnay substituted for Riesling

Cod, Zucchini, Poll Beans, Dill
Chardonnay, Mattiasson, Linda Vista, Napa 2015

Squid Ink Lumache, Rock Shrimp, Mint, Sungold Tomatoes
Rouge Frais, Corsica, Sciaccarellu, 2015

Wagyu Beef from Vermont?!, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Grapes
Syrah, Cote Roti France, Michel et Stephanie Ogier, 2011

Caramel Pears, Toffee Sauce, Walnuts, Cheddar Ice Cream
Sherry, Spain substituted for Cyprus dessert wine

And Harbes Family Farmstand on Long Island’s North Fork in Mattituck has even better Apple Cider Donuts than Atkins Farms Country Market in Amherst, Massachusetts. Which is saying something.

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