March 17, 2008
Yesterday, M & I went out to brunch at Aquavit restaurant in New York city: an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of swedish specialities, including pickled herring of eight varieties, paté, cold cuts of salty meats, eggs hard-boiled and topped with dill craime fraiche and caviar, and chafing dishes with swedish meatballs, sliced lamb and potatoes cooked like macaroni and cheese. You are encouraged to eat leisurely, relaxing between trips to the head of the line. The restaurant recommends a minimum of three plates before you get the the desserts. If you still have room, fininsh with rice pudding, raspberry bar cookies, chocolate mousse or roulaten, fresh fruit and a tray of chocolate-dipped strawberries, which I passed on because their white caps gave away their greenhouse roots. For $48 (including a free beer) I can return in late June to see what I missed.
*Finding the entrance was tough, we walked right passed three times before being directed by a passerby who overheard my call to 411. Look for the beds of tulips, its right behind them.
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