Wine and Food – a perfect pair at Terroir in NYC

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My first visit to Terroir, a cozy little wine bar in Manhattan’s East Village, was last year for a great first-date.  Unfortunately the relationship didn’t stick but Terroir has since become one of my go-to places for after-dinner drinks. I frequent wine bars in NYC on a regular basis – but usually just for drinks and an occasional cheese plate.  While there are a few with some gluten-free nibbles, I don’t plan on satiating hunger pangs at a wine bar. Terroir always offered great cheese and a few other gluten-free dishes, but they recently added more options to their menu from their sister-restaurant Hearth.  It’s affordable and spring-tastic.
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My recent dinner included a ‘ramp and asparagus frittata’ and a ‘fava and pecorino salad.’
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Chickpeas and squid – light and fresh with lemon and the crunch of celery. Mushrooms roasted with thyme were perfect. Oh and cheese, don’t forget the cheese!
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Finishing the meal with panna cotta topped with grappa soaked cherries? Life doesn’t get much better.
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Terroir’s small plates are $3-9, much more affordable than Hearth’s main dishes.  Plus you can get tasting glasses of any of their wines – I love being able to order smaller pours for less $$ since I can rarely finish a glass on my own!

I’m almost hesitant to share this find because it’s already difficult to get a seat, but it’s so delectable, I can stay silent no longer.

Terroir
Address: 413 E. 12th St
New York, NY 10009
Phone: (646) 602-1300

http://twitter.com/terroirNY

It’s down the street from S’mac and Back 40, a few blocks away from Prune and Knife + Fork – the culinary call of the East Village is strong.  For an uptown wine bar with actual food options – give Casellula a try, but I’ll stay downtown for now…

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Allie said,

May 4, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

WOW – that looks fantastic. I’m always jealous of people that live in NYC! I just don’t get there often enough.

Also – your photographs are amazing…

A Gluten-Free Guide said,

May 5, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

Thanks Allie – you definitely need to take a trip here if only for the food!

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August 11, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

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