Imagine sweltering heat, non-stop traffic and beads of sweat rolling into every crevice of your body. Then, escape into Chelsea market where the choice of food is overwhelming and the respect for mother nature is impressive. It is here that we had the chance to feed our body and soul with” handcrafted, organic and locally produced food”. Our first stop for Sunday brunch was at an eatery called The green Table.
The seasonal menu was well balanced with a choice of salads, seafood, egg dishes, sandwiches and local artisanal cheese plates. My children and I sampled a variety of dishes that all had their redeeming features.
The Fried Green Tomatoes were a hit with a light cornmeal crust and a tasty remoulade sauce that would be a hit with a number of different dishes. The tomatoes were cooked to perfection and were presented on a lovely bunch of fresh greens that had flavor!
As for the mains, I would say that the GT burger was the big winner. The organic dry-aged beef had true flavor that was enhanced by a homemade kimichi and tomato relish. This is a Green Table classic so it will be available for tasting on your next visit.
The NY Banh mi was also an enticing choice. Even though I am not a big pork fan, the rest of my family was intrigued by the sandwich of pork liver pork paté , sambal mayo and jalapeno for a bit of heat. I am not sure if it is a classic on the menu but it is worth a try if available.
The special daily drinks are also worth ordering. The Melon Agua Fresca was a concoction of muddled seasonal melon, agave, water and blueberries for garnish. This beautifully presented drink was decidedly more refreshing and interesting than the regular water or ice tea I have been drinking of late. Thank you for that thirst quenching inspiration for my next dinner party.