Pure Food and Wine with Amy

by Ada on October 22, 2011

Thursday morning began bright and early with swim practice. After the workout I stopped by the farmer’s market for a miniature chocolate chip cream cheese loaf. I kind of have a strange obsession with these, despite their deficient nutritional profile. Nothing like enjoying a loaf while sipping iced coffee. Served with a side of Noam Chomsky.

Thursday I worked at the hospital and then returned home exhausted. Swim practice moved to an earlier time slot, forcing me to wake up at 5am. Instead of cooking, I lazily opted for Tenzan takeout.

I began with the vegetable appetizer

and also had a couple of rolls (healthy and red lady)

Despite the name, the Healthy Roll is actually quite tasty given the seaweed salad innards.

To celebrate a successful round of midterms I had the great offspring of human ingenuity (aka 16 Handles)

So good.

This morning I completed a lovely swim practice consisting of:


500 free

100 kick

100 IM drill

100 build

Main Set:

4×100 free

4×25 sprint

2×25 easy

4×100 IM

4×25 sprint fly

2×25 easy

3×200 free

4×25 sprint

2×25 easy

3×200 IM

4×25 sprint fly

2×25 easy

300 sprint for time

6×50 warm down

I then headed to the hospital to work. Mid-afternoon I left work to pick up some materials from Nike. Whenever I’m in the Chelsea Market, I have difficulty resisting One Lucky Duck, and grabbed a taco salad for lunch.

I also popped into Three Tarts, an amazing bakery on ninth avenue.

I grabbed a selection of adorable miniature items, including pumpkin tarts topped with meringue, a chocolate graham cracker, granola cookie, and ginger cookie. All purchases come with a free miniature parfait! The man described the parfait in great detail, but I lost him at the word “coulis”.

Ginger cookie:

pumpkin pie topped with meringue:

chocolate graham cracker

Miniature parfait

Everything was SO good. Need to return asap to try their homemade pumpkin marshmallows.

This evening I met my wonderful friend Amy for dinner. We had originally intended to try a new place called Rawvolution, but ultimately ended up at Pure Food and Wine.

Amy introduced me to the awesomeness that is the design-your-own salad option at Pure. This was Amy’s salad creation:

while mine contained organic greens, beets, jicama, carrots, hijiki, rosemary crackers, and the most amazing avocado ever tossed in balsamic vinaigrette. This was one pricey creation, but certainly worth it. Plus the portion size was HUGE.

For dessert Amy kindly treated me to a Mallomar. This was probably one of the best desserts I’ve had in recent memory. The inside contained a wonderful almond cream and the chocolate was perfectly rich and smooth.

Per usual, I had such a nice time with Amy. After our Pure feast we headed to Whole Foods to pick up ingredients to try and recreate One Lucky Duck’s juice bar menu. Fun times:) I hope everyone had a nice week!

Pure Food and Wine on Urbanspoon

Three Tarts on Urbanspoon