Last night I went to grab a drink at the restaurant/lounge Haven in Midtown. It is an extremely sexy two floored spot, with colors of red all around, including elegant red chandeliers. The word 'bordello' is the first word that comes to mind.
Not only does Haven have a great cocktail list, but they have an international menu of small plates as well. So of course, in NYC FOODIE fashion, I just had to try the food!
I actually really liked the menu because each dish came from a different part of the world or part of the US; it was a culinary trip around the world. I went with the Duck and Fois Gras Meatballs ($17) and the Lobster Risotto ($23).
The Duck and Fois Gras Meatballs came with winter vegetables and a duck reduction. They were very delicate and delicious. I absolutely loved the duck reduction, which was both soothing and seductive!
The Lobster Risotto came with chanterelles, white truffle oil, and parmesan reggiano. This was also a great dish. The risotto was perfectly cooked and the chunks of lobster were perfect, which made for an addictive dish. It also had a nice little kick to it that was nice.
I love eating great food all over NYC. I love getting drinks all over NYC too. When you can match great drinks and great food in one spot, then I am in NYC FOODIE heaven! Haven is that heaven; an extremely sexy heaven!
244 E. 51st St. (bet. 2nd and 3rd)
New York, NY 10022