It can sometimes happen that you meet someone once and you know you’ll be friends forever. I think I’ve eaten but one meal at Prune, and I can still taste the kale salad with toasted pine nuts and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano I had (though maybe that’s because I deconstructed it, and make it at home). In more perfect world, I’d be back more often for more of the items on the menu, but the world is perfect enough that this sophisticated yet homey restaurant endures. Eater has a nice recap of it at fifteen years. And if you can’t get to the restaurant, you can always enjoy the chef and owner Gabrielle Hamilton’s memoir, “Blood, Bones & Butter,” or the gorgeous and over-the-top Prune cookbook. (54 E. 1st St., 212-677-6221.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.