As much as I love cooking, I also enjoy grocery shopping.  However, I’ve never been a huge fan of Chelsea Market, since it somehow feels like a tourist trap than a real market.

However, despite my reservations, because of the rainy weather, I had no desire to go to Union Sq. green market, so thought I’d give it a try…  The result?  Fabulous 3 course dinner!  I found fresh fillet of cod at Lobster Place, which I baked with mustard caper sauce and served with oven baked broccoli.  For an easy to make appetizer, I prepared charcuterie platter draped with cold cuts from Buon Italia and a substantial slice of pork rillette from Dickson’s Farmstand.  I also found almond paste, nuts and other ingredients for baking at lower cost, some of which I used to bake mixed berry almond tart.  It seems like I will be visiting Chelsea Market rather frequently going forward.