The Tig Archives July 03, 2014
Some days you have a bite of food that makes you go “woah.” Your eyes widen, you look down at the plate, almost pushing things around with your fork to see what’s making it so special. You take another bite, smiling as you do so, almost laughing, because it’s just so damn good. It is through my love of these bites, these perfectly balanced, sometimes weekly, sometimes daily forkfuls of treasure, that I am introducing The TIG’s #BestBite. They don’t have to be fancy, as sometimes the very best bites are eaten with your hands, and made with the simplest of ingredients; the common thread is that they are all exceptional.
Today’s best bite is from Little Collins in NYC, where I recently did a story on coffee art. Latte hearts aside, the food menu is solid, and their signature avocado toast left me (and my belly) quite content. A few twists on a classic makes for a beautiful balance of textures (creamy, crunchy, salty) soul satisfying bite. Avocado Toast (AKA “The Smash”): Take one fresh avocado gently hand blend it with a sprinkle of feta cheese, a dash of red chili flakes, a squeeze of lemon, and salt to taste. Scoop onto a toasted slice of multigrain bread, and finish with a dash of pepitas for that “nom nom” crunch.