Yet again, it was far too cold to take a long walk yesterday. (We've yet to do our first "Winter Saturday" jaunt.) But we did try to brave the weather, heading up to see what was playing at the movie theater on 23rd Street and then down 6th Avenue to find a nice place for lunch. And lunch we did at 10 Downing--the restaurant, not the home of the British prime minister.
This place is pretty new, and we've wanted to try it since it opened. It's got a crisp, modern look and the charm of a warm, airy Parisian bistro, with huge windows that look out onto the street. We each warmed up with a bowl of delicious sunchoke soup. Rich, creamy, and surprisingly smokey, this soup--and the crispy dumpling that came with it--was the perfect comfort food for the weather. I could have eaten this stuff all day long. Jon got a brisket burger for his entree.
For my entree, I got a chorizo sandwich. It was good, but I think I would have liked the burger better. The fries, or patatas bravas, had a nice crunch and hint of spicy smoke. For dessert, I got a deconstructed PB & J sandwich, meaning spiced, toasted hallah sticks; peanut butter gelato; and a tart-sweet black grape sauce. Jon got lemon curd with warm pound cake. We're definitely going to come back for dinner sometime.