NOMAD, NYC | Still playing catch up on some of the places I ate at while I was on "blogging hiatus", here is a throwback to early summer of this year when I find myself in the NoMad section of Manhattan. And as that is a neighborhood I'm rarely in, I had to of course find someplace to quickly dine, ever eager to broaden the geographical scope of my culinary research.
This particular June late afternoon found me within eyesight of L&W Oyster Co., whose food I had sampled earlier in the year at one of the Urbanspace food festivals.
I was happy to see the kind of creative cross-pollination I enjoy in many dishes, here choosing to greatly enjoy crispy fried smoked oyster mini tacos and an order of lobster roe deviled eggs.
Both dishes succeed in having depths of flavor, and both richness and lightness. The smoked oyster tacos—abetted with carrots, cucumbers, and a ponzu aioli—were a panoply of textures, adding character to the bright notes popping through the smoky, earthier elements. The lobster roe as well offered pearly pops of concentrated sweet and briny lobster flavor, adding a pleasant eating element to the creamy goodness of the filling.
Still don't make it to NoMad often enough, but always looking forward to revisiting L&W Oyster Co. when I can.