I had lunch at Country, Jeffrey Zakarian's new restaurant, sequel to Town, with a guy who recently launched a company that wants to be both manager and agent to chefs. It turns out we both have dining traditions of our own on the days around Thanksgiving. He does a sort of high-end dinearound in New York on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. On the Friday afterward I meet with friends in Chinatown around noon and then we work our way uptown, eating and drinking until we run out of steam. We have a lot of steam.
What I ate (at Country):
White gazpacho with grapes
Lacquered pork ribs with cheese grits, apple butter and biscuits.