James and I took an incredible wine class at ICE (Institute of Culinary Education) last Saturday night. The class was taught by the very knowledgeable and incredible entertaining former wine critic W.R. Tish. The city has so much to offer and my goal this year is to take full advantage of all the classes, activites, museums and opportunities here. Wine for Couples is a great class to take with your significant other or best friend. If you like wine and want a better grasp of what types and styles appeal to you, then this would be a great class to take. I have taken a few wine & food courses at ICE over the years and enjoyed and learned from them all. Not to mention, two hours of wine tasting is a perfect start to a Saturday night in my mind!
After the wine tasting, I had booked a restaurant in walking distance of ICE that I had been dying to try. Hanjan is the new Korean restaurant from Hooni Kim of Michelin star restaurant Danji. I have had a few fantastic meals at Danji and have been looking forward to trying the chef’s new restaurant. Unlike its sibling restaurant, Hanjan takes reservations. We arrived early, so I had a glass of wine and James a cocktail at the bar. They have a small selection of great cocktails and a nice wine and beer list too. Hanjan is located at 26th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, so there are a lot of places you could grab a drink before or after if you are so inclined (Maysville or Flatiron Hall perhaps). For dinner, we had grilled chicken wings with a soy sake marinade, Atlantic Salmon Sashimi Salad, Crispy Perilla Leaf Dumplings with Shrimp and Pork, Kimchi & Beef Brisket Fried Rice w. egg and chicken skewers. The meal here was fantastic and affordable for a night out in nyc. I slightly prefer Danji while James prefers Hanjan – I highly recommend trying both places out!
Atlantic Salmon Sashimi Salad
Kimchi & Beef Brisket Fried Rice w. egg