Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Does the food taste better in Brooklyn??

Okay, I'll admit it... I used to be not a huge fan of Brooklyn. In comparison to where I live, Brooklyn was always too far which made it a huge inconvenience to me to get there. Yet, in the past years, I have become more familiar with places like Bushwick, Williamsburg and Park Slope. As a result, my opinion has changed... Especially about dining in Brooklyn.

More likely then not, I have had nothing but a positive experience when I eat out in Brooklyn. The dishes seem to be more exotic and creative, which makes any meal time a fusion of flavors that are unforgettable.

This weekend, a group of us went to Cafe Ghia in Bushwick. My friends have eaten there before and when it came to making a choice of what to order, it was difficult because they have loved everything they have tried on the menu. We decided to get the Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese which are the first pics you see here.

I was amazed by the light color of the beets. On a hot day like it was in New York today, the salad was a refreshing start...

For a main entree, my friend Kim ordered the Grass-Fed Burger with Vermont Cheddar, Roasted Tomato Aioli and Alfalfa Sprouts. According to my friend Juliet, Gia serves the best burgers...

My friend TJ and I ordered the Pulled Pork which was served with Cole Slaw on top of a slice of Cornbread. Just by writing about the dish and looking at it now, its making my mouth water....

Julieth ordered the Steak of the day served with mashed potatoes... In her words, "this is how steak should taste like"...

Though we were not planning to order dessert, with just the mention of Orange Panna Cotta and Orange Chocolate Mouse from our friendly waitress, we could not pass up the chance to try both of these desserts.

My friends favored the smooth taste of the Panna Cotta.

I favored the Orange Chocolate Mousse.

Both desserts were a worthy indulgence... But, when it comes to chocolate, nothing can compete in my book.

As expected, I had yet another positive experience at a Brooklyn restaurant. And to my ever growing list of "places I would visit again", Cafe Ghia is definitely on it again, and again, and again.....

Which dish captured your eyes? Has anyone eaten out in Brooklyn? If so, where?


  1. it seems to be so good ! I'm hungry now !

  2. Wow, looks good! Exploring new areas and finding new restaurants is always fun!

  3. @ Andi of My Beautiful Adventures: Girl, it was :)

    @ Marty: I know, me too!!

    @ Zhu: I agree; and it is a bonus when the place turns out to be excellent ;)

  4. wish I had known about this earlier, I was in Brooklyn in April ... just have to go back after seeing this

    1. That's right ;) What did you think of Brooklyn? And, what did you do there?

  5. anything on top of cornbread gets an A+ in my book!!!

    btw: where in thailand you going??? maybe we'll cross paths! email me and let me know pleaseeee! asuitcaseandstilettos@gmail.com

    1. That would be amazing!! I will try to email you tomorrow :D

  6. OMG, these dishes look so yummy!! I would love to have a Panna Cotta right now!!


    1. With the heat wave we are having in NY; me too :p

  7. I live by Cafe Ghia. It's great. But, it's in Bushwick, not Fort Greene. Not even close.

    1. Yeah, I knew that ;) Made the necessary change; thanks!!

  8. great, making me starving to death >_<

    Herdiana Surachman

  9. For anyone who would turn up their nose at the mention of "beets" has never enjoyed the scrumptious ones you have shown... just made my mouth water! Thanks for the culinary tour of this interesting café.


  10. OMG! This post looks soooo delicious! Everything looks good: salad and desert! I would definitely go to this place!
    Hugs from New York,
    Ask Erena

  11. You literally made my mouth drip. I need definitely need to grab a bite at that place before I leave from New York on July 31st.



    www.ChicOverload.com (my blog!)


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