Forge ahead with Marc Forgione

by Aes
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my adventures in dining, it’s that it’s not hard to find a good meal — but it ishard to find a great one. A couple weekends ago, I went with my husband and a few friends to Marc Forgione (formerly known as Forge), a laid-back, high-style American restaurant in downtown New York. And what I found practically knocked me off my chair, and barstool.

While we ordered vodka club sodas and nibbled on spicy pistachios (too hot to eat too many, built in portion control!) at the bar before our meal, we checked out the crowd: good-looking and energetic, spread through the vintage dining room peppered with antiques.

Once seated, we saw that the menu had multiple options even for the pickiest eaters among us. A quick heads up: Arm yourself with some serious willpower before going. The warm buns brushed with caramelized onion butter that arrive in the bread basket require real restraint. Order the refreshing Wild kampachi tartare (served with avocado, sechuan buttons, American caviar, and Saratoga chips) instead, and you’ll have less trouble passing them up. Or try the Nantucket Bay scallops (served in a winter vegetable minestrone with butternut squash jus) for a richer option that’s still easy on the waistband. For entrees I recommend the Arctic Char, a rich, meaty fish (chock full of omega 3s) served with farm fresh veggies and a dusting of citrus foam. More of a meat eater? Go for the Coffee crusted flat iron served juicy and tender over a crusty grilled piece of bread (push the bread aside — it absorbs all the juices and fat drippings, hundreds of calories you won’t miss). And if you can’t decide, go for the nicely priced Chef’s tasting menu (also available with wine pairings) for small portions of many dishes, a truly Skinny way to dine. Follow these tips and you’ll have a few calories to play around with once your plates are cleared. Don’t miss the Banana Betty. Take a few bites, then pass it on. Sharing is caring — especially when it comes to dessert!

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