Ninth Street Espresso, Chelsea Market
...brews beans from North Carolina roaster Counter Culture to dark perfection. $4 for a latte.
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
Though it’s part of the Montgomerie golf club, Nineteen’s elegant furnishings and dark-wood walls are more luxurious than sporty. French chef Nicolas Valero skillfully prepares fusion dishes from lemongrass-scented risotto to chocolate fondant with Middle Eastern almond ice cream.
We loved: Surf and turf—a filet of Angus beef with sautéed lobster in black-bean sauce.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.