Food For Thought — September 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm

The Winslow: British Pub Food Done Right

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Located in the quaint area of Gramercy, The Winslow is a rustic British-inspired public house and eatery that makes for a fun, unpretentious place to enjoy on a night out. The restaurant recently revamped their menu as they brought on a new chef, and they have 20 different old world/new world and British beers on tap, as well as a selection of cocktails by Dominic Venegas.

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Last week, we had the opportunity to try a wide array of Chef Jesse’s specialties, all of which were paired with either a beer, wine, or cocktail from the menu. After sauntering in to the pub, we nibbled on what has been dubbed Three Little Pigs. This spread included house-made charcuterie such as country ham, guanciale and pork banger, along with mustard, gherkins, aioli and sauerkraut. We could not get enough of the guanciale!

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The British eatery has a large menu of dining options — from the healthy to the not-so-healthy. Their salads are worth a try, with the Green and Grain Kale Salad (farro, goat cheese, overnight tomatoes, balsamic) and the Winslow Burrata and Roasted Beet Salad (house-made burrata, pesto croutons, radicchio, butter lettuce on toast) both impressing us. We are still thinking of that burrata.

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If you are really looking to add some British zest to your meal, we recommend the Crumpets, which included house smoked salmon, duck confit and braised Moroccan lamb. All of them were tasty, but our favorite was the duck confit. Another British favorite of ours was the Crispy Cheese Curds with red pepper aioli. These mini snack bites are perfect for munching on and are really hard to put down. They reminded us of a better, classier version of a mozzarella stick.

As far as main dishes go, The Winslow offers customers gourmet pub fare, such as Mac n Cheese (smoked gouda in cast iron), Turkey Chili (with southern cornbread, white rice and cheddar), and the Winslow Burger (house grind (chuck, shortrib, flank), homemade brioche bun, caramelized onion, red chili aioli, cheddar). The burger was so delicious and flavorful, but our favorite of the evening was the Chicken Curry Pie, which included English peas, potatoes, carrots and puff pastry. The twist on a classic British dish was spot on and very flavorful. We rounded out the evening with dessert, which was their tasty Sticky Toffee Date Cake served with ice cream.

In addition to the drool-worthy food served, The Winslow also hosts a variety of events throughout the week. Every Sunday night features live music and every Tuesday plays host to the New York Gin Club. The club ($25) allows you to sample bites from the menu while enjoying some of the best gins around, led by a Master Distiller, and the opportunity to craft your own cocktails.

Make sure that your next night out in Gramercy includes a pit stop at The Winslow!

Twisted Talk: What’s your favorite British dish? Have you dined at The Winslow before? Discuss below!

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