Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Börk, Börk, Börk!

My Halloween costume this year was very last minute. As in, I put it together 2 hours before we left the house for a Halloween party.  I must say, for a last minute costume, I think I looked pretty badass as the Swedish Chef from the Muppet Show :) It seemed too appropriate!  The fake mustache was very uncomfortable, and I had to take straws with me so I could actually drink something since my mouth was covered with a fake stache.  Oh Swedish Chef, how fun it was to be you for a few hours... Börk, börk, börk!

So the morning after the party I had planned to meet up with Christo of ChezWhat? at Cafe Mogador, this time for brunch!  As you may recall, I recently discussed my lovely dinner at Cafe Mogador and had been anxious to try their brunch as well.  His lady friend Mona joined us as well, and the three of us enjoyed Cafe Mogador's scrumptious brunch offerings!  They have a regular breakfast menu as well as a list of brunch specials for the weekend, which includes various eggs benedict versions along with an omelet, all of which come with OJ and a choice of cappuccino, espresso, or tea, all for $13.  Although they sounded tasty, we ended up ordering off the regular breakfast menu instead.

Christo and I both had the Halumi Eggs while Mona had the Middle Eastern Eggs.  Mona and I also split a large pot of Moroccan mint tea, made with green tea, fresh mint and sugar.  The tea was so refreshing, delicious, lightly sweetened, and wholly satisfying on this brisk day.  One of my poached eggs was perfectly soft and runny, while the other was just slightly overcooked, but still had some quality runny yolk.  It's okay, forgive and forget.  The lightly fried halumi cheese, and roasted tomato beneath the eggs added a nice touch of saltiness and juiciness respectively.  The za'atar pita bread was a great Middle Eastern spin on the traditional breakfast "toast."  The small salad added just a bit of freshness, and lightened up the dish.  Overall, it was a completely satisfying, well-priced, somewhat exotic breakfast experience.  Awesome dinner AND awesome brunch?  Cafe Mogador, I'm officially in love!

Moroccan Mint Tea - Large Pot $6.50

Middle Eastern Eggs - two eggs any style with hummus, tabouli, Arabic salad and za'atar pita $9

Halumi Eggs - poached, with roasted tomato, halumi cheese, olives, salad and za'atar pita $9

After brunch, I went for another walk (crazy lady, I know) and ended up at one of the famously trendy Momofuku establishments, the Momofuku Milk Bar to be exact...

Momofuku Milk Bar
207 2nd Ave
(between 12th St & 13th St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-3500

I decided that I simply must try the ever-so-famous, trademarked Cereal Milk™ ice cream. Oh yes, ice cream that tastes like cereal milk, it's a revelation.  It was really good, seriously.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but it tasted like cornflake milk made into ice cream.  It wasn't super sweet, as cornflakes aren't sugar-heavy, but it reflected the exact flavor of the last few spoonfuls of a bowl of cornflakes. Very creative, tasty, and super creamy.  Definitely worth stopping by!

Cereal Milk™ Soft Serve Ice Cream $4.15


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