Uni toast, Aldea, New York.
Uni Toast ($10)
Crisp toast spread with cauliflower purée, then a layer of mustard seeds that seem to pop as if they were roe, lovely lobes of buttery uni, adorned with shiso and lime
Skirt Steak ($17)
Indulgently fatty skirt steak on top of a chunky and smoky Romesco sauce, with a pile of onion mermelada dripping sweetness into the whole thing.
Bee Sting Pizza ($15 lunch, $16 brunch)
The most delicious blend of sweet and spicy on a classic tomato sauce and mozzarella pizza because it's topped with sopressata, chili, and honey.
Lobster Roll ($15)
Lump lobster meat barely dressed in a dash of mayonnaise, a flick of lemon-pepper butter, a speck of seasoning (thyme, oregano, celery salt, salt, black pepper) on a toasted and thankfully wimpy white bread roll
Ice Cream Sundae ($14)
Salted caramel ice cream with candied peanuts, popcorn, a dark and velvety chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.
Motorino: Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta Pizza ($16)
Jane: Vanilla Bean French Toast (brioche bread, crème brûlèe batter, Vermont maple syrup) ($15)
Ippudo: Karaka Men ramen ($14)
Dominique Ansel Bakery: Cronut ($5)