|Eating Our Way Through New York, Again|
Some go to New York for Broadway; some for the museums and culture; and some for people watching. We do love all of these things, but of course, priority one for us is seeking out and enjoying amazing kosher food!
Solo Chinese Kitchen
We started with hot and sour soup, steaming hot with layers of flavor. Then came pan seared dumplings, crispy Chinese beef balls with a lemon sauce, organic vegetarian spring rolls, chicken fried rice, crispy Cantonese orange Beef, sweet and sour chicken and we couldn't resist the sweet chili baby eggplant side. We abstained from dessert, – so that we could stay awake at our next stop – the theater.
By the way, this lovely but casual restaurant is a great idea for a pre- theater dinner. We can't wait to go back – so much more on the menu we want to try.
Joey Allaham, founder of Prime Hospitality Group, was born and raised in Damascus, Syria, and moved to New York in 1993. In addition to Solo Chinese Kitchen and Pizza DaSolo, his restaurants include The Prime Grill, Prime KO, Prime at the Bentley, and Prime Butcher Baker. He has just announced Prime Experience, a kosher luxury travel company. The first travel experience will be at The St. Regis, Monarch Beach, in Laguna Beach, California. The entire 400-room resort hotel will be Kosher for Passover during the week of April 14-22. http://www.theprimeexperience.com).
Avi Cohen is an experienced restaurateur and founder of La Brochette. Originally from Uzbekistan and then Israel, his family has a history in the restaurant and catering business, He took up the family trade, and when the former La Carne Grill space in midtown became available, he snapped it up for his new restaurant concept La Brochette.
The space is contemporary – 3 open levels of dining; white tablecloths and fine china. The atmosphere is elegant, with friendly and attentive service.
After our sushi came a series of superb dishes including :
La Brochette, which is open for lunch and dinner, can accommodate parties of over 100- and also offers catering. Yes, they are open for Thanksgiving this year. And, in addition to enjoying dinner, on most nights, from 7-10, the restaurant presents a violinist to accompany dinner.