A Bagel Date
It's a tough choice, deciding what to order when visiting Russ and Daughters in New York City. Do you want a plain bagel or maybe one with poppy seeds? What type of cream cheese do you fancy? How about scallion cream cheese, or horseradish or lox? And don't even get me started on the array of beautiful smoked salmon to choose from. Oy! What I like about Russ and Daughters is how chewy their bagels are and the quality of the salmon. After visiting with my girlfriends two years ago, I knew I wanted to take Ben for a bagel date when we returned. And so, this morning, I did just that.
We shared the following breakfast, washed down with some green juice for good measure. It was completely delightful.
♥ A plain bagel with plain cream cheese and pastrami-cured salmon, and
♥ A pumpernickel bagel with scallion cream cheese and Gaspe Nova smoked salmon
We've been bagel spoilt on this trip, having enjoyed even more bagel lovin' at Barney Greengrass (what particularly grabbed me at this Upper West Side institution was their whitefish. I'm still dreaming of it...) I've come to realise that bagels with cream cheese and cured fish make the perfect 'anytime' meal. Bagels for dinner...why not? But today, our Russ and Daughters bagels made the perfect breakfast.