+ Malabi custard, with nuts, and orange sauce

Balaboosta Restaurant Nolita

However, Balaboosta is a step beyond in refinement, taste, construction and delicacy. Our third ‘small-plate’ was a truly world class gazpacho. It featured a cantaloupe base and was embedded with Almond Brittle and Jicama-Mint relish. The mix of the sweetness of the cantaloupe combined with the fresh tomato and hint of spice from the relish make this as flavorful as fresh garden with the lightness of a granita. As we are wont to do, we ordered a second Gazpacho for dessert!

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Public Restaurant – New York

The perennial go to dish is the Turkish eggs. Which I believe is one of the top two egg dishes in New York. (the other being the Truffle Egg Toast at ‘Ino). Two perfectly poached eggs resting in pure Greek yogurt surround with a spicy melted butter, infused with kirmizi biber (Turkish red pepper flakes). Accompanied with a perfectly grilled sourdough, the only issue with this dish is the addiction it creates and the lengths you will go to for satisfaction.