What it Does:
We know the words “celebrating your ingredients” are tossed around plenty in this town, but with Market’s refreshingly simple menu, we can’t help but use the phrase. Just consider their honeydew gazpacho appetizer (peekytoe crab, cucumber, fried shallots), the grilled Portuguese sardine fillets, or the sautéed skate wing with snap peas, fingerling potatoes, shitake mushrooms, and fava bean pesto, or charred sweet corn and roasted cauliflower. And desserts: Beware the berry-rhubarb crisp with grape-nuts and mascarpone gelato or, dare we say, the chocolate pot de créme with port wine cherries.
Why We Love Them:
See above! Well, actually, there’s another reason to love The Market Table. Because behind that gorgeous menu, there’s a serious game plan to change the way we approach American food. When Chef Mikey Price and Joey Campanero opened the place three years ago, they had a mind for American fare — true American fare, that which is readily available to us in any given season — which lends to a hunk of daily changing specials to go with their ever-growing stock of wine and artisan cheeses. Plus, their open kitchen means we get to sneak a peak at the plating process.
Where to Find Them:
Market Table is right in the heart of the lovely West Village at 54 Carmine Street at the corner of Bedford Street. You can reach the restaurant at (212) 255-2100 or preview the rest of the menu on their website, markettablenyc.com. A private dinning room is also available in a 1930s-style space which seats up to 24. And don’t forget to check out their Eat Drink Local specials for the coming week.
From September 26th to October 6th Edible Manhattan, Edible East End and Edible Brooklyn — in conjunction with Edibles statewide and GrowNYC — present Eat Drink Local week, our celebration of the local food chain through heirloom vegetable auctions, wine tastings, DIY challenges, lectures, garden tours, farm to table dinners and countless other events. Over the next few weeks we’re highlighting a few of the restaurants, wine shops and wineries, breweries and beer bars, farms and food artisans and cultural institutions that the week is meant to celebrate.