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Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #290 on: January 23, 2011, 12:32:56 am »


John and I made the pilgrimage to 421 Broome today to pay homage to Heath.  We met at 5:00 (exactly at sunset) at Osteria Morini, just around the corner from Heath's.  If you click on the photo gallery on the website you can see John's chair in the lower right hand corner of the dining room picture (the lighting was much nicer than the bright lighting in the photo).  It was the perfect place for comfort food on a very cold New York night.  We drank red wine and John had stracci with mushrooms and I had beef ravioli and we shared some garlicky spinach---very yummy!

Afterwards we walked over to 421 and were happy to see two other offerings just to the left of the main door:  a bouquet of paperwhites with a note from "Kirsty" and a lone Heath Bar.  We added a bunch of winter berries that John had brought, making it three offerings.  John took some pictures, but it was pretty dark, so you might have to look carefully at them when he posts them.

We walked a couple of blocks to the side entrance of the bar in the Crosby Street Hotel and ordered dessert and coffee.  It's got modern but cozy decor and is a great place to meet up (for future reference).  We each had the BEST dessert:  three fresh fried donuts rolled in powdered sugar with warm chocolate dipping sauce.  The donuts were round, somewhere between a golf ball and tennis ball in size.  It was well worth going off my diet for!  8)

As always it was bittersweet walking in the footsteps of Heath, but with John to share it with it's really a good thing.  And best of all, we can share it here, too.  Love you, buds.  :-*




Well, the photos are very dark, but--
We're glad we went!

Thanks very much for a great Heath Day, Meryl!
Happy Heath Day to all!
 :) :) :) :)

 

 
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #291 on: January 23, 2011, 01:17:26 am »
The pics turned out pretty well, John!  Thanks!  8)
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #292 on: January 23, 2011, 01:32:20 am »
Thank you, John and Meryl.  :-* :-*

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #293 on: January 23, 2011, 03:33:55 am »
Thanks so much for faithfully making the pilgrimage and leaving the winter berries. Love you both back!!  :-*


What Lee said.  Thanks for the words and pictures, Meryl and John.  We're so lucky to have you both.  :-*

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #294 on: January 23, 2011, 03:40:38 am »
The food photo gallery at the Osteria Morini is gorgeous.  They have similar donuts there.  Is that thing now in New York?

The photos of the Crosby Hotel remind of the wonderful bar in the hotel we stayed in in Denver in May.  Fabulous walls.

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #295 on: January 23, 2011, 06:14:25 am »
Thank you Meryl and John, for making the pilgrimage again. :) :-* :-*

Yes, we're lucky to have you both to make the pilgimage for all of us.
I'm happy to see there were two other offerings. The Heath bar reminds me of my Heath bar. Teresa sent me a package two years ago. In it was a present and three Heath bars. I ate two and kept the third (Crazy? Perhaps).

The Osteria Morini looks beautiful. I saw the pictures of the "donuts". We call them Berliner, and they're typically filled with jelly, but sometimes also with vanilla or chocolate cream, or egg liqueur cream. They are called Berliner everywhere in Germany, except for Berlin, where they are called pancakes. ::)


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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #296 on: January 23, 2011, 06:18:14 am »
John, I took your pictures and bightened them:








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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #297 on: January 23, 2011, 08:37:23 am »
John and Meryl,

Thank you for reporting back about your trip to Broome St.  :-*
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #298 on: January 23, 2011, 12:24:26 pm »
thank you john and meryl for leting us be a part of your day,  :-* :-*

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #299 on: January 23, 2011, 01:00:19 pm »
We drank red wine and John had stracci with mushrooms and I had beef ravioli

The photos include a dish that looks like it could be beef ravioli, and another dish that looks like it could be stracci with mushrooms. Yum!

I saw the pictures of the "donuts". We call them Berliner,

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