7 Killer Dishes of 2014


F&W’s restaurant editor Kate Krader shares her favorite dishes of the past year.

Dynamite Bowl

The supercrispy rice bowl is loaded with sea urchin at Roy Choi’s 
Pot restaurant in Los Angeles. eatatpot.com.

Ricotta-Stuffed Roast Chicken

At Tosca in San Francisco, chicken for two is roasted to order, with Marsala sauce. toscacafesf.com.

Beef Tongue Fettunta (pictured)

Tender braised beef tongue with sea urchin aioli (it’s my sea urchin year) tops garlic-rubbed bread at Chicago’s Nico Osteria. nicoosteria.com.

Beef Tartare on Beef Tendon Chips

At One Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC, rich, cured egg yolk is key to the beef tartare. one-restaurant.com.

Peking Duck

Shatteringly crisp-skinned duck comes with paper-thin pancakes at Manhattan’s Decoy. decoynyc.com.

Spot Prawn Taco

The briny seafood taco with peanuts is set on a black squid-ink tortilla at Taco María in Costa Mesa, CA. tacomaria.com.

Madison Park Smash

Served in a majestic glass urn fitted with a spigot at Manhattan’s NoMad Bar, this large-format cocktail mixes Cognac, orange liqueur and lots of mint. thenomadhotel.com.


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7 Killer Dishes of 2014