Murray’s Cheese Bar is one of my favorite places to eat in New York City. Just a couple of doors down from it’s namesake, Murray’s Cheese Shop, this spin-off restaurant is the ideal place to spend an afternoon in the city. You could easily sit here for a few hours, sipping on wine and sampling the mouthwatering selection of cheeses they offer. The simple black, white and red decor is a nod to classic New York delis.
The restaurant offers a full menu with salads, sandwiches and entrees. However, I have to recommend the cheese platters. You can choose from one of the seasonal flights, order à la carte or have the cheesemonger create a platter based on your flavor profile.
We chose the latter and it could not have turned out more perfectly. One of the highlights are the unique, flavorful accoutrements that are expertly paired with the cheeses. With a flight of eight cheeses, every bite I tried was delicious. My favorite was the Cavemaster Reserve Greensward from Vermont. Paired with a curry-pickled cauliflower, the combination was irresistible.
264 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
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The other afternoon, I was lucky enough to get up close and personal with one of my favorite local chefs, Luke Venner. I got a chance to hang out behind the scenes, whip up some bomb butter and chat all things Churncraft.
A few weeks ago, a jury of 39 design experts from around the world met in Germany to judge more than 5’500 product innovations from 54 countries. After careful evaluation, the jury paid tribute to Churncraft’s design with the coveted Red Dot distinction. The Churncraft butter churn will be exhibited at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, along with the other winners.