This past Thursday I had lunch at My Most Favorite Food (247 W 72nd St, between Broadway & West End Avenue; New York, NY 10023 — Tel: 212.997.5130), with owner Doris Schechter and Karen Brooks. MMFF is a classy, dairy eatery where I had already stopped for breakfast before.
My Most Favorite Food ambiance is warm and friendly, perfect for a nice meal. I settled in the Garden Room, at the back. One of the brick walls was lined with artwork depicting desserts, the view itself is beautiful with some trees and bushes peeking in through the glass, the brick walls perfectly match the building behind the garden, all tastefully done! Whenever I’ve gone there for breakfast, I always sat in the enclosed front, watching the various types of people passing by, imagining their lives, would have been a great pastime, except the food’s always been too delicious to allow for such distractions.
I started out with a Grilled Salmon Ceasar Nicoise, sprinkled with parmesan shavings. The salmon was very fresh and tasty. The parmesan was strong enough to be noticed, a delightful accompaniment to the salmon, croutons and lettuce.
I followed with a superb Kale Soup, creamy and delicious. But my sweet tooth got the best deal…
The Strawberry Shortcake was very good indeed, but it was only a warmup for what was to come next…
Though the photo above fails to do them justice, the selections that followed were a study in creamy decadence at its best: Carrot Cake, Cheese Cake, Chocolate Truffle Cake and my favorite of them all, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake!
The espresso coffee tasted like the best I’ve had in Italy, very authentic. As always, service was friendly and attentive. Now that I’ve enjoyed breakfast and lunch, I’ll just have to come back for dinner and pair a fish dish with some great wine. Meanwhile, I’ll have to try their boxed lunches, come to think of it they’ll make nice picnic fare on a family outing.
There is one thing I wish could be overcome… the noise level was rather high. Overall the experience was well worth it and yes, gentle reader, I’ll be back again and again.