Though September engulfs New England in a thick swan song for summer, the beginning of October brings a slight chill in the air and the lovely precursor to winter sets in. Autumn is a time to feel refreshed, to go apple picking, watch the flood of color on the trees in Central Park, or try some new foods saturated with ingredients unique to the season. In New York City, many restaurants leap at the chance to present their customers with new food, drinks, and treats to make autumn an even more enjoyable season for everyone.
Healthy, inviting, and serving locally grown food, Il Buco is a smash hit for those wanting an authentic Italian meal. For autumn, try the gnocchi with Marina di Chioggia pumpkin and sage brown butter. Marina di Chioggia pumpkins are Italian, and their particular flavor pairs well with the russet potato dumplings. This is a delicious break from the typical pumpkin flavor everyone craves in autumn and a very memorable dish.
One of New York’s favorite bakeries, Sarabeth’s, has locations all over, which means more people will be able to sample the ginger pecan tart this autumn. With a gingerbread crust, this little treat is also a harbinger for December’s holiday season. The ginger acts as a palate cleanser, while the nuts provide a solid flavor, leaving patrons feeling both full and refreshed. Multiple tarts can also be ordered online.