my field trip to tony Bourdain's place
i had to go up to new york city on wednesday for a meeting. . .planned it so i had a couple of hours before the meeting for a good lunch. .. .as i'm a big anthony bourdain fan (love his 'cooks tour' shows and his books, 'kitchen confidential' etc), i went to his restaurant "Les Halles" for lunch. .. .i've also been reading his new "les halles cookbook", which is a great read. .. he swears by the taste and texture of 'hanger' steak over more traditional expensive cuts like tenderloin or sirloin. .. . so. .. .i of course i had the hanger steak along with the classic pomme frites (french fries). .. .what a fantastic meal. . .the steak was tender and just full of great flavor. .. .as part of the classic french bistro theme, they actually have the butcher and butcher counter right in the front entrace to the place (you can buy meat there to take home as well). ...here is a picture of the meat cabinet. ..i almost got down on my knees to pray at this 'alter' to great beef. . .. btw. . .the hanger steaks are the ones front and center. ..[p][p]i'm going to be trying his hanger steak recipe at home on the egg as soon as i find some. ..