We went to Fatta Cuckoo in the Lower East Side for their Sunday Supper Series. Christy’s friend was guest chef for the night –Daniel Gorman, who plays in the band !!! (pronounced chk, chk, chk). I think I saw them years ago at Coney Island while I was on the Cyclone.
The meal was 5 courses with cocktail and wine pairing for $60. Fried Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese Batter, Chilled Asparagus Soup, Seared Tuna Belly with Lemon Vinaigrette on a Bed of Watercress and Radish, Lamb Kofta with Mint and toasted Almond Couscous with a Garlic-Infused Yogurt Sauce, Strawberry-Rhubarb Coulis with Shortbread Cookie Crumble and Whipped Cream.
Really good. The Fried Cauliflower was cool. I first thought they were Zeppoles (fried dough), but then I bit into it and I thought it was potato. But then I looked at the menu and it was cauliflower. That’s a good trick to trick a kid to eat vegetables.
I also like the Lamb Kofta on skewered with pair of disposable chopsticks. That’s a good idea. Even though I’m Chinese, I’m actually I’m really bad with chopsticks. But this is a good idea to just pierce shit.
The dessert was good too. I thought it was a like a tart, but the menu says it’s a Strawberry-Rhubarb Coulis with Shortbread Cookie Crumble and Whipped Cream. Is that the same thing?
I wasn’t paying attention, but apparently Lena Dunham of Girls walked in, but the place was full. So she left. That’s a pretty cool non-sighting. That reminds me this other non-sighting where I was dancing at a party and my friends told me that John Mayer just walked behind me and looked at me weird.
So they are going to more of these Sunday Suppers. Even one with owner’s mom cooking Italian food. That sounds awesome. I love mom-cooked foods.
Fatta Cuckoo – 63 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Rivington) Manhattan, NY 10002