Sunday, October 16, 2011

Don't pass on the Salt & Pepper

 The Palisades is a nice place to visit.  There are a couple of good restaurants to eat at, notably Salt & Pepper and Makoto.    This is a shot of Salt & Pepper's patio. 
 Chef Nate Auchter and his wife Lindsey own this restaurant.  I've known Nate for years and have seen him move up the chain.  When I first met him I think he was working for Todd Grey at Equinox.  He's got skills in the kitchen and is actually a nice guy.  That's rarer than you might imagine in the restaurant industry.
Cute stuff here and there around the restaurant.
Nice and comfy.  Understated.
Nice that we can go back to hanging stemware now that you can't smoke in restaurants.  What a pain it was to try to figure out where to put all that stuff! 
I asked Nate to cook what he'd be eating if he were having lunch, and this is what he delivered.  A Bacon Cheeseburger with a Fried Egg Topper.  Excellent!
The o-rings aren't done in the normal fashion in that they use pastry flour instead of all-purpose.  It makes them nice and crunchy without being greasy.  Cool idea.
If you're in The Palisades, make sure you stop by and say hello.  Be sure to tell Nate where you read about him!
Thanks for reading.
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