Technically, the Twelve Days of Christmas don’t start until Christmas Day, but we’re already in the spirit. To celebrate here’s the carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The Daily Meal-style, featuring some New York City dishes enjoyed over the years that we’d be willing to sing about.
Eleven Pipers Piping. Hmm, pipers piping. Pies a-piping? Already have pies. Wait! Where there are pipes there’s smoke! Smoked dishes! Eleven tasty smoked things.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my waiter brought to me clockwise from top: Barney Greengrass' Nova Scotia salmon; L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’s caramelized eel layered with smoked foie gras; Aureole’s grilled burger with smoked bacon; Marfa's rack of smoked babyback ribs; Kesté‘s pomodorini e provola pizza with smoked mozzarella; Anthos’ smoked octopus with lemon confit; Lamazou's smoked "Smart Duck" sandwich; Spina’s smoked salmon and poached eggs with caviar cream; Sarabeth’s Goldie Lox with scrambled eggs; and The Smile’s Nova with lemon caper cream cheese.
So the carol thus far would go:
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my waiter brought to me...
Eleven tasty smoked things,
Ten gourds a-heaping,
Nine pies a-twirling,
Eight, made with milk in,
Seven soups worth sipping,
Six eggs for feasting,
Five on-ion rings!
Chicks from four birds,
Three fried French hens,
Two desserts for two,
And Felidia’s pear ravioli.
Think another New York City dish should've been featured? Suggest it below!