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Yum review: The Vanderbilt Brooklyn

Blistered Peppers and Pimento Salt
Blistered Peppers and Pimento Salt

Every once in a while it’s good to step out of your comfort zone and throw culinary caution to the wind. Last week I had one of those days. The above is a dish I enjoyed at The Vanderbilt, a restaurant and bar in Brooklyn NY. The decor was sufficiently stylish but the dishes interesting – especially the Blistered Shishito Peppers with pimenton salt . I honestly can say I didn’t know what to expect when I placed my order, but what I got looked like nothing I could’ve imagined.

When I saw the peppers I immediately feared a live action remake of that episode of the Simpsons wherein Homer entered a pepper eating contest, but much to my surprise the blistered peppers had a slightly sweet and mild taste similar to a banana pepper. The peppers were paired with pimento salt, a lovely deep reddish brown salt that had a distinct smokey chipotle flavour – together the taste was just phenomenal: crunchy, sweet, smokey and dark. I couldn’t describe it any clearer than that, it is truly a dish you have to experience for yourself.

Based on that dish alone I would reccomend The Vanderbilt for a stop in if you and your friends are peckish. No one was disappointed with their food or drink (did I mention they have scrumpy cider? My favourite way to drink such a beverage..). So if you get the chance check it out at 570 Vanderbilt Ave in Brooklyn!

image by the vanderbilt


8 Responses

  1. mmm those look delicious! I’ve been wanting to check this place out.

    • Totally worth it. They have scrumpy cider too which I don’t come across much but love. The atmosphere is great too.

  2. Cool, sounds like a nice place. Let me know if you ever go again. šŸ™‚

    See ya tomorrah!

  3. I’d handle that snack better if it were roasted red peppers. lol.

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