I've written about Bagel Palace before, but never about their lunches. I just had to show you this brisket. It looks delicious and the taste more than lived up to the looks. The meat was fork tender and juicy. The gravy on sauce was rich and not too thick. The tomato paste added both flavor and color. The vegetables in the sauce made the entire dish more like a stew. The whole thing was served on some of the rye bread from their wonderful bakery.
Brisket is one of those dishes that teaches lessons about cooking. The brisket is not a fancy cut of meat. You need to give it tender loving care to bring out its qualities. But the reward for spending the time on a brisket is a wonderful dish. Good tasting ingredients do not have to be expensive. Care and attention can turn humble ingredients into good, satisfying food.