Get to gettin!
Kysha Harris | 10/12/2012, 4:25 p.m.
Make haste! The exhibit runs only until Monday, November 22, when the sculptures will be dissembled and donated to City Harvest. It is free, less a one can donation for a great cause.
Expect to see King Kong on the Empire State Building, the Highline, a Smart car, Russian nesting dolls, a wall of graffiti, spilled water, Mr. Potatohead, the game "Battleship" and a large scale picnic blanket with an equally large peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apple and ants made out of bottles of Pom pomegranate juice. Very smart!
TO EAT: If you can't bare the thought of cooking for Thanksgiving, and rather take yourself and your fellow diners out to something decadent, the white truffles of Alba, Italy, have descended on New York City. They can be found sprinkled about dishes from the Hudson to the East River.
One such place is Quattro (246 Spring Street, 212.842.4500, www.quattronewyork.com). In addition to a special Thanksgiving menu, an Italian twist on all of our favorites, the twin chefs, Nicola and Fabrizio Carro are offering a white truffle menu (offered through New Year's Eve). It includes fontina cheese fondue, risotto with Toma cheese from their home region of Piedmonte, and veal scaloppini with truffle wine sauce.
If this isn't enough and you need more, more, more, Quattro is selling whole white truffles. Each truffle is weighed and priced, placed on a butcher block under a dome and presented at the table with a truffle shaving set. It's a unique approach that is done mostly in Italy.
And for my gourmands who need to take a truffle or two home to shave over soft eggs or put in their decadent mac 'n' cheese, perhaps the brothers will make you una borsa di cagnolino (a doggie bag). The smell is intoxicating!
Now I have to get to getting' on my menu planning...
Enjoy, get eating and thanks for reading!
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