Annisa – West Village – NYC – Foie Gras Soup Dumplings – aromatic pork broth with foie gras mousse and jicama, then topped with seared foie gras. I still dream of this decadent, savory dish.

Annisa – West Village – NYC – Throwback from my 31st bday – August 2012

So this is totally a catch up post, being that I ate here 3 years ago, but I need to post about this place because it was amazing.  I also wish I had better pictures to post.  I hope to go back again, especially for the foie gras soup dumplings in the least, so I’ll update when I do 🙂

Luis surprised me and took me to Annisa 3 years ago for my 31st birthday. This intimate restaurant is owned and operated by award-winning chef, Anita Lo. Her Asian background mixed with her French training is reflected in each dish. We did the 7 course tasting. Here are a few of my favorite dishes. Please see the captions for descriptions.  These dishes were all incredible.

Annisa – West Village – NYC – Foie Gras Soup Dumplings – aromatic pork broth with foie gras mousse and jicama, then topped with seared foie gras.  I still dream of this decadent, savory dish.
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Foie Gras Soup Dumplings – aromatic pork broth with foie gras mousse and jicama, then topped with seared foie gras. I still dream of this decadent, savory dish.
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Fluke Crudo – Himalayan sea salt, avocado sauce, black lime sauce, radish, daikon. I forget what the top left piece was, but it was a special part of the fish.  This dish was so fresh and delicious.
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Fluke Crudo – Himalayan sea salt, avocado sauce, black lime sauce, radish, daikon. I forget what the top left piece was, but it was a special part of the fish. This dish was so fresh and delicious.
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Broiled Spanish Mackerel, fried garlic milk, satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potato), Korean chili. Holy mackerel this was delicious. My first time having it too.
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Broiled Spanish Mackerel, fried garlic milk, satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potato), Korean chili. Holy mackerel this was delicious. My first time having it too.
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Grilled Wagyu, escargot (my first time having them), garlic brioche, alba mushrooms and radish. So complex and amazing.
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Grilled Wagyu, escargot (my first time having them), garlic brioche, alba mushrooms and radish. So complex and amazing.
Annisa – West Village – NYC – I know, kind of silly for me to post this pic, since I can’t remember what any of these were, but I love cheese, and this cheese plate was delicious!
Annisa – West Village – NYC – I know, kind of silly for me to post this pic, since I can’t remember what any of these were, but I love cheese, and this cheese plate was delicious!
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Yes, Luis  stole this flower from the bathroom for me and surprised me with it outside when we left. Sorry, Annisa! It was so sweet though :) It’s the thought and intention that counts <3
Annisa – West Village – NYC – Yes, Luis stole this flower from the bathroom for me and surprised me with it outside when we left. Sorry, Annisa! It was so sweet though 🙂 It’s the thought and intention that counts ❤

We had dessert here too, but unfortunately the pictures I had did not do them justice, but they were delicious and inventive, in a good way.

Annisa is located at 13 Barrow Street in Greenwich Village.  Their website is http://www.annisarestaurant.com/. Reach them by phone at 212-741-6699. I would recommend making reservations WHEN you plan to go here (since it is a pretty small place), because you definitely should 🙂

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