Last night I had the pleasure of meeting friend for drinks at my very favorite restaurant in NYC, Esca. I've known and worked with chef/owner David Pasternack for years now and he is one of the best guys I know. In the south, we would call him a good ol' boy, but he's actually from New York. Not only is he a whiz with fish, but he also makes a mean pulled pork!
To our delight as we walked up to the restaurant last night, this bountiful truck was parked outside:
Dave has been purchasing fruit and veggies from Lana, a farmer from upstate New York, for more than 15 years. We had to have some of Lana's peaches, apricots and plums so we bought bags full. Sweet, juice and fresh from the farm, who knew we could enjoy a lovely dinner out in the city AND purchase such lovely produce all in the same place?