Asher Roth recently sat down with food review website Immaculate Infatuation to the inspiration behind his latest mixtape Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry, hosted by DJ Wreckineyez. He say the dish from which the mixtape derives its name comes from the menu of Hotel Griffou on 21 West 9th Street.

“Part of the reason I moved to New York City was to stay close to the family,” he said. “When the parents come in town for dinner, we go to Hotel Griffou. They change the menu all the time, but a couple staples that you gotta get after are the Lobster Thermidor Fondue and the Pork Cutlets. The name for our new mixtape – Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry was actually inspired by Griffou’s foie gras.”

In the spirit of recommended restaurants, Asher detailed a number of other places that serve a wide variety of dishes, from pizza to Reina Pepiada. Asher’s complete list of food haunts can be found here