On my last trip to New York, I had the pleasure of visiting Grace's Market in the Upper East Side. I connected with them at the Pottery Barn Kids Event I hosted where they catered a bunch of yummy treats for the event. Grace's Market is located just a few blocks from the subway and a great place to either pick up your groceries or stop in for a meal. The people at Grace's Market were kind enough to feed me and show me around. Grace's is a family-run market. She started the market with her husband, and now they have three generations working their Upper East Side and Long Island Stores. I walked in and felt the family atmosphere. They have everything you could want to make a big family dinner, from their produce area, to their cheese counter, to their ready-made foods, pastries and brand new coffee shop.
If you get a chance, you've got to visit Grace's Market.
During my visit I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Joe Trama, who along with making some pretty, freakin' amazing food, was a joy to talk with. You could tell he created these dishes with a labor of love, and I could taste it in every bit of it. He served me a full day's worth of food! I loved it.
You can't tell by the picture, but these aren't any ordinary pancakes. This breakfast course was just so amazing. I loved the texture of pancakes, almost crepe-like in their lightness, but full of flavor.
Pancakes with maple butter.
A poached egg over polenta with leeks and hollandaise sauce. drool.
Shrimp Tacos. delicious!!
This is Grace's late husband, Joe.
THIS is their signature dish. It was created 15 years ago, and even though the menu changes every year, this has a stayed on their menu all those years. And let me tell you, it's obvious why. The noodles are cooked to perfection and the lobster and mushrooms just melt in your mouth.
Tagliatelle with lobster and tarragon, oyster mushrooms and yellow foot.
Grace's Market. 1299 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10065 | Canon 5d markii 50mm 1.2L