Frozen food goes chic in a new market concept
After an insane day of back-to-back conference calls and meetings all over town, the last thing you want to do is cook a full meal.
Then again, firing up Seamless will easily cost $20 a person and take 45 minutes.
Big news: Your freezer is about to surprise you. Meet Babeth?s Feast.
It?s a line of restaurant-quality frozen dishes, now available at an eponymous new market on the Upper East Side. (That?s right, an entire store dedicated to frozen foods--360 of them.)
But don?t expect any old Lean Cuisine. Here, it?s all traditional French recipes made locally and frozen immediately (a very European concept that?s just now making it to the States).
For weekday dinners, load up on prepared meals like tarragon chicken (which we swear is as good as any corner café?s), eggplant gratin or lentil velouté. For spontaneous entertaining (?oh, you?re on your way now??), keep emergency small bites like mini quiches and pain au chocolat stored away.
Aggravating Tuesdays are officially redeemed.
Babeth?s Feast, 1422 Third Ave. (at E. 81st St.); 646-759-7949 or babethsfeast.com