Frugal Fridays at Craft


Can’t swing Tom Colicchio’s $150 Tom: Tuesday Dinnner? You’re not alone. Luckily, big Tom is partnering with his executive chef Damon Wise for a cheaper version, Damon: Frugal Friday. Starting this Friday the 16th, and continuing for a series of Fridays thereafter, they’ll use Craft‘s (43 East 19th Street) private dining room to serve a menu of drinks and dishes with nothing priced over $10. The menu after the jump…

Marinated Chickpeas, Green Olives & Soppressata
Smoked Beef Tartar & Spiced Flatbread
Fried Mozzarella & Spicy Tomato Jam
Crispy Anchovies, Bread and Butter Pickles & Malt Vinegar Aioli
Salt Cod Fritters, Caper Berries & Piquillo Marmalade

Fennel, Pickled Cherry Peppers & Pecorino
Shaved Greenmarket Vegetables & Pink Peppercorn Vinaigrette

Small Pizzas-$7
Marinated Cauliflower, Golden Raisins & Fiore Sardo
Fresh Ricotta, Black Cabbage & Truffle Vinaigrette

Food in a Jar-$5
Yellowfin Tuna, Black Olive & Preserved Lemon
Smoked Ham Hock and Orange Rillettes

Meat on a Stick-$5
Skirt Steak, Preserved Tomatoes & Cabrales Cheese
Escargots, Smoked Bacon & Celery Root
Chicken Wing, Apple & Pickled Onions
Octopus, Golden Pineapple & Duck Ham

Small Plates-$8
Black Bass Crudo, Meyer Lemon Gelée & Fennel Pollen
Warm East Coast Oyster & Chartreuse-Hazelnut Butter
Fried Quail, Macoun Apple Chutney & Black Garlic Purée
Griddled Pork Belly, Braised Peanuts & Cranberry Mostarda
Garlic Sausage, Turnip Sauerkraut & Mustard Seed

Ragout of Duck Hearts, Saffron Duck Egg & Farro
Crispy Pig Ear, Deviled Egg Salad & Celery
Beef Tongue, Sunchoke & Warm Tongue Vinaigrette
Salt-Baked Bone Marrow & Stew of Mushrooms and Tail.

Robiola Cheese, Endive & Pumpkin Marmalade
Aged Manchego, Serrano Ham, Sherry Syrup & Paprika Cracker
Chaource, Popcorn Purée & Spiced Caramel


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 12, 2009


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