Location: New York City
Certain blog readers have indicated oh so gently that it might be nice to have some of my posts be a tad shorter. And one faithful reader (not to mention any names, but let’s just say she gave birth to me) is concerned not just about the reader’s ability to read such lengthy posts, but about how taxing it is for me to write them. I will admit that it can be challenging and time consuming to schedule interviews (especially when I can’t always figure out what time zone I will be in on a given day!) and then write up each blog post, but I do not think brevity will help a lot on that front. It is the lead up to the writing, not the writing itself, that is cumbersome. And, more importantly, I do not want to set a word limit on each profile because I want to give the person being featured his or her due.
But if my faithful readers need the occasional break, and something a little lighter – both in length and content – to mix it up, then I am happy to oblige. So today’s post is a shout out to the most delicious salad I have ever had – or at least my favorite in recent memory. It was such a happy surprise because I was not expecting to be blown away. I popped into Maison Kayser, a New York City staple that is often my breakfast go-to when I am in the Big Apple, for a late lunch after walking for hours. I was hungry and tired and I thought I would just get some nourishment to tide me over until my dinner talk. I looked over the display of prepared foods and settled on the seasonal salad. It looked promising. It looked healthy. It. Was. Amazing.
Roasted butternut squash, caramelized pears, grapes, dried cherries, goat cheese… a delicious lemon Dijon vinaigrette…need I say more? I was in heaven.
There is something so satisfying and exhilarating about a great dining experience. And this one is a testament to the fact that you don’t have to be in a four-star restaurant that breaks the bank to enjoy a culinary treat that rocks your world… and is worthy of being written about.
That is all.