PLAN DATE: THURS / DEC. 27
Famous French chef meets farm-to-table fresh at Encore, a newly established eatery focused on sourcing organic, local products for a menu that’s all about being inventive and deliciously modern. Chef Jean Imbert—who, by the way, has played private chef for Jay Z and Beyonce—keeps it purely seasonal, producing dishes that burst with freshness, flavor, and innovation like Herb and Goat Cheese Ravioli, Toast with Sea Urchin and Citrus, and the famous Corn Corn Corn, made of polenta, grilled corn and popcorn. Bathed in warm light and among suavely casual modern decor, you and your person can expect a meal that’s stimulating, succulent and pure.
Take the purity of your meal and apply it to your post-dinner relaxation ritual with a strong, sustainable cup of joe at Think Coffee—a calm and quiet coffee vendor absolutely dedicated to keeping its coffee ethical. Not only can you get the perfect sharp shot of espresso or a sweet Spanish latte to give you an energy kick after your meal, but also know that you’re making a positive choice—proceeds are directed to social impact projects around the world, like housing project in Ethiopia and clean water in Nicaragua. Nab yourselves a table, cozy up and sip slowly—it’s an excellent flavor you’ll want to savor for lots of good, important reasons.
1 Little West 12th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: This famous Chef was also in charge of the cocktail menu, and you should definitely go for the Calvados, made with spiced honey syrup, lemon juice, and Prosecco.
208 West 13th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Their nitro cold brew is extra frothy, so if you’re into the cold stuff, this is your go-to.