The weather isn’t going to hold up much longer for outdoor seating at Tabla’s Bread Bar. Possibly a week left. I got the prix fixe lunch. Is it “pre-fee” or “pre-fix?” I feel like I’m always corrected either way I say it. I had the waiter help me decide amongst the choices …ended up with the Cripsy Pork Terrine, Rosemary Naan, Braised Short Ribs of Beef (with tumeric mashed potatoes, spiced shoestring potatoes) and the Vanilla Bean Kulfi dessert. The pork terrine was a like a fried patty of pulled pork –juicy on the inside with a little bit of joyous pork fat. The short ribs were right up my alley -tender meat between two layers of potatoes. They gave me a spoon that looked like a little shovel with sawtooth edges for my dessert. It helped dig away into the stiff kulfi, which is like a creamy Indian ice cream. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to eat with that spoon, but I did.

The table next to me had their naan bread fly off the table from the wind. The lady said, “Was that the Flying Naan?!” I don’t think anyone got it at first, probably because of her poor delivery. I almost turned around and said, “I think that one flew over our heads” …but it would have been ten minutes too late.

Tabla – 11 Madison Ave (@ 25th St) New York 10010
01 Crispy Pork Terrine - Tabla
02 Braised Short Ribs of Beef tumeric mashed potatoes spiced shoestring potatoes - Tabla
03 Vanilla Bean Kulfi - Tabla

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