Catch at the Meatpacking District

Location location: New York City, United States of America

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No matter where I am in the world, I always struggle to find a good restaurant that is busy and happening (or even open) on a Monday night.  But of course, New York City knows how to deliver on that front.  I love this city!

As it so happened, Kishore and Matt were also in town and we planned a little ‘catch’ up.  At Catch – in the meatpacking district.

I arrived early and waited for the boys at the bar.

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With a cocktail in hand, of course – vodka, grapefruit juice, honey, mint and grapefruit bitters.

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No shame in drinking alone here.

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When the boys arrived, we were seated at our table and I lost no time in quizzing them on everything that I’ve missed back at home in Brisbane for the last few months.

People say that gossip is for girls only – but honestly, I think that boys secretly love a good gossip session!

And stories are always told better with a drink.  This one is the Seraphina cocktail – ginger infused bombay sapphire gin, watermelon juice, lemon and agave.

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But I should have really been taking more photos of the venue and the people.

If you are not familiar with New York, the meatpacking district is where all the beautiful people of the city hang out.  I know that Monday nights are meant to be a low key affair, but here I couldn’t help indulging in the people watching.

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We’re part of the beautiful people too, right?? :p

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Seafood and sushi is the speciality at Catch, so Kish and I shared a few of these dishes.

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MRC roll – seared tuna, shrimp and ponzu butter .

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Catch roll –  crab, salmon and miso-honey.

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They didn’t lie about the sushi – great mix of seafood and flavours perfectly rolled in together.

Crispy shrimp.

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Grilled octopus, chorizo, crispy potatoes and sofrito.   

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Mahi mahi wonton taco with guacamole, tomatillo and lime. 

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I’m always a bit cautious about asian ‘fusion’ restaurants, but they do it pretty well at Catch.  Service is a little slow and curt, but I cannot fault the food.

If fusion isn’t your thing, then you can order a more traditional meal, like Matt did.

Crispy chicken, roasted roots and thyme juice.

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But secretly, I’m giving Kishore bonus points because he shared his food with me.

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I admit it – food is the way to my heart!