Saturday, March 29, 2008

Alma Restaurant

I finally ate Alma after wanting to eat the food sampled years ago at a Brooklyn Brewery event. I admit I was perplexed about the trip- it being on the other side of the BQE. The walk there from Carroll Street station was actually very pleasant up Union street and passed a few cute stores and restaurants along the way. This three story restaurant is along the burgeoning stip along Columbia street. The restaurant is a three story building on the waterfront hence amazing Manhattan views. The top enclosed floor where we ate for Dine in Brooklyn week three courses for $23 was a great value with breathtaking views. We imagined it was open for dining in warmer weather. The food was very good. Salsas of spicey pumpkin seed and a fresh pico de gallo were served with dense chips. My first course of cerviche was flawless with limey tuna and fresh corn it had flavor and crunch. The second course of Mexican lasagna had a lovely cheesey top, spinach and a mushy pasta bottom. The desserts were a bread pudding and my companions ancho chile chocolate cake served in a ramekin were both good. The crowd was diverse and funky and the reataurant itself a great vibe so we promised to dine here again when the roof was open to enjoy real Spring weather.

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