Wine Chef Discovery - Rouge Tomate's New Spring Menu Item: Roasted Carrots and Radicchio With Quinoa

Last Fall I wrote with enthusiasm about the new incarnation of Rouge Tomate in Chelsea.  I also included it in my "Where to Eat in NYC - 2017".

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I am now happy to report that, after opening a year ago, Rouge Tomate is still going strong.  There are several new fresh and tasty items on the menu and I am in love with the Roasted Carrots with quinoa, radicchio, coconut and jalapeño.  The dish is perfectly balanced with just a hint of spice from the jalapeño and a whisper of coconut in the sauce.  The roasted and glazed vegetables have just the right amount of sweetness and the soft and pillowy quinoa has a texture similar to rice pudding.

I tried many other dishes and they were all delicious and I think you should go have a taste  for yourself!

 Banana Cake with Caramel ice cream

Banana Cake with Caramel ice cream

 Sea Scallops with leeks, broccoli rabe, anchovy and sesame

Sea Scallops with leeks, broccoli rabe, anchovy and sesame

 

The beverage menu is extensive with all kinds of interesting selections:  juices, teas, ciders, farmhouse and sour beers, seasonal cocktails and organic, biodynamic and natural wines.  There is even vermouth on tap!  

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 Try something new!  this slightly oxidized wine from Jura will knock your socks off!.

Try something new!  this slightly oxidized wine from Jura will knock your socks off!.

 Happiness is Sitting at the bar, sipping this Francois Chidaine Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley 

Happiness is Sitting at the bar, sipping this Francois Chidaine Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley 

Rouge Tomate's location since the Fall of 2016 is in a landmarked carriage house at 126 West 18th Street in Chelsea.  No surprise that the food is also of landmarked quality!

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