Former NYC chef Ryan Lowder has racked up impressive stars as Chef de Parti at Jean Georges in NYC, a line cook at Casa Mono, Mario Batali’s Manhattan Spanish tapas lounge, and at the very sexy Mercat, where, as executive chef, he turned out impressive Catalan-inspired tapas on Bond Street. At The Copper Onion, try the "small plate" of sauteed chanterelles topped with crisp shoestring potatoes and a farm-fresh lightly fried egg -- yolk properly quivering and ready to coat the savory flavors below. Other highlights are a perfectly balanced arugula salad with sherry vinegar, olives and parmesan. Sauteed cod with a pale (but intensely flavored) lemon jam on kale and a side of sauteed pea shoots with golden raisins and pine nuts hits all the right notes--balance, texture, color. Good stuff. Oh, and the cheesecake? Just do it -- lightest, creamiest, bestest.
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