Some of my favorite dining experiences arise from walking into a random restaurant with no expectations, information or preconceived notions about the food. I was in the West Village the other day and passed by a cute little winebar called Doma. After a quick perusal of the menu, I walked in and was treated (by yours truly) to a really scrumptious meal! There were a variety dishes to choose from. I first started with…
a salad of roasted beets, avocado, almonds, and herb dressing. I’ve become a recent fan of beets, and the sweet and mild flavor complemented the creamy avocado perfectly. The almonds added a much-desired crunch, and the herb dressing had a bit of a tangy kick. Deelish!
I next ordered two selections from the crostini menu. I first sampled the chickpea puree with parsley and Parmesan crostini:
The chickpea puree was smooth and creamy, and the parmesan and parsley added a ton of flavor. Mmmmm. I also ordered the house-made ricotta with honey and thyme crostini:
I love ricotta and honey, and the thyme really rounds out the flavor. This almost felt like a dessert, but I didn’t let that stop me from finishing it!
Continuing on my Brussels sprout kick, I ordered the the roasted veggies of the day:
Doma roasted these sprouts in a sweet vinaigrette, and once again, I gobbled these cute little guys up.
I finished my dining experience with the brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce:
The sundae was pretty standard – not the most AMAZING sundae in the world, but perfectly acceptable (to devour entirely).
Doma is housed a quaint space with windowed seating, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff (they walked my eating buddy through several different wine options), and a varied and interesting menu selection. If you’re ever in the West Village, give this little restaurant a try!
Quaint Village ambiance and delicious food to boot.
17 Perry St. (@7th Ave. South)