Weekend update

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September 18, 2011 by buttermilkbaker

What a weekend!

Starting in NYC and ending on my cozy couch in the burbs, this weekend had a liiiiittle bit of everything. I’ll spare you the details of our splendiforous shopping and culture-filled activities (are you convinced?) and stick to why we’re all really here: the food.

The Boy and I bought a coupon on Gilt City for brunch at Daniel Bouloud’s midtown restaurant, db bistro, a while ago and yesterday was the perfect day to cash it in. If you’re unfamiliar with db bistro, this is the place that made the stuffed burger famous. And I don’t mean just stuffed with the usual onions/peppers/spices. No way. At db, they fill their $32 (!!!!!) burger with truffles, braised short ribs, and foie gras.

I know.

Luckily, the special Gilt menu featured this burger extraordinaire as an entree. Not exactly brunchy but obviously we both got it. Obviously.

I present to you…the behemoth:

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Needless to say we were pretty stuffed (pun intended) by the end of our meal. The Boy proclaimed it to be one of the best burgers he’d ever had. I have to say, though, I didn’t love it! I hate undercooked meat and some of the beef in the burger was suuuuper pink because of its stuffed-up nature. But the fries were fantastic.

Afterwards we shopped around, visited the Union Square Greenmarket, and headed back to suburbia. A light dinner and a few hours of Criminal Minds (any fans out there??) rounded out the day.

Now we’re up to where we left off this morning: the run. After a fairly quick/easy drive, we arrived at Rockefeller State Park for our five miler. It was a stunning day for a run and the park was appropriately rife with other runners, walkers and bikers. Despite a few missteps and wrong turns, we had a great run and felt very pleased with ourselves for not being total lazy bums like we usually are on Sunday mornings.

This was our first time running in RSP and I fully intend on doing it again and again. Perhaps one weekend I’ll even save up for a meal at Stone Barns afterwards…

For dinner tonight, I decided to go with a much brunchier choice than my choice yesterday–eggs! One egg and a generous pour of liquid egg whites brought together a combination of broccoli, tomatoes (from the farmer’s market!), corn, and truffle-oil-doused mushrooms all topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Anddd a buttload of smoked paprika. That stuff is like crack.

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On the side: baby spinach & mixed greens with more cherry tomatoes, black mission figs (TJs loot), and some cracked pepper goat cheese also scored at Union Square yesterday. Plus balsamic and EVOO.

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Colorful and delicious!

Off to watch the Emmy’s and Food Network/Bravo until I can’t handle looking at ridiculously good looking people anymore. Night!

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