The Madfoodies and a New York Summer!

The Madfoodies visit the Big Apple and get school about the city that never sleeps. The selections of food are too numerous to counts! So as only the Madfoodies can do, they will show you pics of everything edible they encountered.

The World Trade Center Station

Our first stop after getting off the World Trade Center was Bann Modern Korean Cuisine. Bann shows us, every plate does it’s best to achieve elusive, cuisine-defining balance of traditional and modern Korean cooking. Bann uses the finest ingredients prepared with the most diverse cooking techniques; presenting authentic flavors that delight the most discerning palate in approachable and creative ways. 

Jap Chaewok stir fried glass noodles with assorted vegetables, soy and sesame (vegetarian or beef)

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Our meal for the evening included, Bul Go Gi (Thinly sliced beef rib eye), Yun Aw (Atlantic salmon), and Sam Gyup Sal (lean pork belly)

Ssam Buns steamed buns with pickled shredded daikon and sweet soy (pork belly, beef bulgogi, chicken)

The succulent fresh meat and veggie roasting on the grill.

Steak, Chicken with Rice wrapped in tasty Bibb lettuce.

Bann’s warm inviting decor.

The Madfoodies after a delicious meal.

The Madfoodies Take on City Winery in Washington D.C

Madfoodies take on City Winery

Wine, food and all that Jazz!  We experience that and much more at Washington D.C’s premier City Winery.   The Madfoodies settled in for evening of great eats and musical entertainment.  City Winery is a wonderful venue allowing wine lovers to partake in discovering delicious cuisine, new wines and live entertainment of all types.  This particular evening, we were so lucky to acquire tickets to view Smooth Jazz vocalist and a long-time good friend of Eric’s, Lori Williams.  Lori’s vocal stylings were so delightful and melodic to our ears you truly understand why she is moving up the Smooth Jazz vocal charts.  We are sure that we will continue to see and hear more from Lori in the future.

Our knowledgeable hostess started our evening with a Malbec that paired excellently with  the delectable Charcuterie Board  that had a selection of meats from near and far.   This was an awesome appetizer and tasty preview for the start of the evening.

Delectable Charcuterie Board

Mixed Slaw with Artichoke Spread

Shells and Cheese Fontina and Gruyere

 

Smoked Pork Belly with grilled corn salsa

 

Peaches & Cream with a vanilla bean panna cotta base, peach compote almond crumble and fresh thyme. 

Lori Williams soulful stylings provided lovely entertainment for the main course and ensured our dinner had a wonderful backdrop.  The Smoked Pork Belly with grilled corn salsa and the Mezze Plate of marinated olives, stone fruit chutney, spiced nuts, artichoke spread and grilled garlic bread were totally divine.

As for desert, I had to give the Peaches & Cream; a selection with a vanilla bean panna cotta base, peach compote almond crumble with fresh thyme.   It was a refreshing spin on the original dessert.  Eric and I enjoyed sharing this dish.

All and All I would say our evening at City Winery was a definitely foodie delight and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the Washington D.C area.

The Madfoodies preparing to enjoying the evening.

The Madfoodies with Magnificent songstress Lori Williams!

Excellent layout of Washington D.C’s City Winery

Spacious Seating to enjoy your evening.

The Madfoodies take on the Pacific Coast.

Lolo and Eric had a wonderful day in Malibu, California. It was a beautiful day with a comfortable temperature of 89 degrees and the coastal water was a balmy 79 degrees, which anyone knows is wonderful for the west coast.

The Paradise Cove Cafe Restaurant we visited that day was a lovely seafood venue that had ocean delights we could only describe as a foodies treasure.

Paradise Cove in Malibu

Eric and Lolo’s lunch. Paradise Cove’s take on Fish Tacos!

You don’t get Fish Taco’s like this on the east cost

Eric’s ICED Seafood Sampler Huge and Meant to be Shared

Eric and Lolo by Paradice Cove Beach
The Madfoodies sign off at the end of a wonderful day.

This was the end of a great afternoon.