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  1. Heading here Sunday. Anyone eaten their sandwiches? Roasted Chicken Sandwich chipotle-lime mayo and avocado Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Burger bonito Mayonnaise, shiso and yuzu pickles Or the pancakes: Buttermilk Pancakes mixed berries, maple syrup And what's a crispy poached egg?? Gonna be damn near impossible not to see my wife order the cream of tomato with sourdough, basil and cheddar, but we're pretty open to other things. Thought the ginger rice bowl was a lock, but bryanz commented up top that it wasn't anything special. Also the hanger steak doesn't list on the current menu with liquid gruyere which seems a shame. Instead it's: smoked paprica butternut squash and caramelized brussel sprouts Might give it a shot since I appreciate the tinny qualities of hanger steak.
  2. Agreed, I leave hungry after a few tasting menu's even, but I left pretty darn stuffed after 4 dishes during lunch at JG.
  3. From a Zagat Mailing in case anyone is interested: New Bouley Restaurant Exclusive! October 21, 22, 23 Secession, 30 Hudson St. (bet. Duane & Reade Sts.) Be one of the first to check out David Bouley's just-opened TriBeCa restaurant, Secession! Zagat members get an exclusive $45, three-course, Zagat Presents prix fixe of the French- and Italian-inspired cuisine. For your chance to check out the chef's latest before anyone else, call 212-791-3771 now and mention "Zagat Presents"! Also the menu: http://nyjournal.squarespace.com/journal/2...n-the-menu.html
  4. Is there seating for one (in a comfortable manner - 95% of restaurants the answer is no) or preferably seating at a bar available readily here?
  5. Man, I thought I spent a lot of money, but you guys have like 10-15 places you visit 5+ times a year, including places like Babbo, Yasuda, Blue Hill and 15 East? I was pretty darn certain that people wouldn't even be able afford to visit places like this 5+ times a year on their own coin. Yow! I also returned to this list cause I was reminded of another place I goto 5+ times a year and would return to (at some location) regardless of where I live: Rosa Mexicana Just got back in point of fact :-)
  6. I heard an explanation second hand. I don't know if it's convincing. (What I mean is, it's obvious that it's dumb; the question is whether it was sincere.) The explanation is this (or something like it): There was a decision to rejigger the menu. They thought the best way to train the kitchen was to start with a limited menu and then branch out, rather than throwing the staff in at the deep end. ← That's consistent with what I noticed while there during the limited menu phase. Sat at the bar and the guy in front of me who was handling the bulk of the orders was definitely new and getting trained, and the bun guy seemed to be in the same boat. The chef in charge at the time occasionally jumped in front of the trainee when he was in the weeds, but otherwise just talked him through.
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    Anyone else been here lately? This is one of our favorite restaurants, and we've always had great meals here but hadn't been back in almost a year - opting for Craft Steak and Craft Bar in our rotation as of late. My dad was in town, he enjoys family style eating, and on the heels of yet another Michelin Star snub, I figured this would combine to make a good place for dinner, so I booked it. And to be honest, I was very let down with almost everything - food, service and prices. Here's all we ordered: Farm Egg Pork Trotter 18. Charcuterie Foie Gras Torchon 26. Roasted Dayboat Diver Scallops 30. Braised Halibut 30. Roasted Hare 48. Roasted Trompette Royale 16. Roasted Japanese Eggplant Desert Chocolate Souffle x2 Ice Cream Sampler First issue was with service. They lay down 6 nice sized pieces of (very good) bread for three people, along with two small pats of butter, making a bit of an awkward situation where we each have to carve out 2/3's of a butter pat, which is barely enough to cover a single slice let alone the two slices we were each given. It took 3 different calls over about 10 minutes to 2 different servers for more butter to grudgingly arrive, and once again - 2 small pats. Without having said anything out loud (just repeated requests for more butter), my dad laughed and suggested they had a butter shortage in the kitchen. I thought back to dining at Le Bernadin, where bus boys rush to swap out the (presumably expensive and French) butter whenever we consume even 2 of our 3 pats, ensuring we always have a full tray at the ready. This wasn't that... Second issue with service was that for our apps and mains they tried to clear our table when there was still VISIBLY food left on the plate and serving dishes. I clearly felt they were saying "your allotted time is up, we need to clear this now", and we did not eat slowly at all. Even more annoying was that the place was pretty empty when we arrived (7:00 pm), although it was pretty full by the time we left. Presumably they had to turn us over at 9, since with the mains they did it again - and even more inappropriately - we still had 1/3 of our $48 hare dish to be eaten and plenty of each veggie, and the waiter brought two bus boys with him to clear our table. I was mid fork with a piece of mushroom at the time. I repeat: We were not eating slowly, we were all pretty hungry and dug right in each time food arrived (see butter section above!) Next issue was the food itself. I figured that $18 would buy us a decent amount of pork trotter - it's the trotter after all! Instead we got something no larger than an egg mcmuffin (the 99 cent one that looks 50% smaller in real life than in the commercial?), giving each of us maybe 2 bites of this dish. It was very tasty, but for $18 of trotter and an egg at a family style restaurant where people are expected to share, it was kind of comical to look at this tiny little round of pork swamped by a massive staub dish surrounding. The foie on the other hand was generous, and the highlight of the meal because it came with 4 big thick slices of brioche and 2 big rounds of foie. This was your standard torchon, and the fact that it was the highlight was kind of a sore. But no complaints here, it was very nice. The mains were once again small. $30 in scallops bought us two nice sized scallops and a third tiny one - again, awkward to share for three people. $30 in halibut was small, and again difficult to logistically share amongst three people. Both were well prepared, I should note. The blowout hare platter was curious and perhaps telling. It was very expensive at $48, and it was definitely "designed". It had the little ribs in one section, tenderloin neatly wrapped and cut up like a sushi roll of sorts, a pork sausage thrown in and the rest of the meat in another pile on a big serving dish. What should have been your classic triumphant American platter of Craft goodness (the blue foot chicken we've eaten in the past a glorious testament to their ability in this regard) arrived instead with a whimper, giving an impression of poor technique as various things were mis-arranged, and poorly cooked. I felt like Wise or Collichio must have left a picture of what it was meant to look like (a picture that I'm sure is awesome), and some poor schmo in the kitchen had to try to figure it out for himself. Fail. The final let down was that the deserts, normally something to look forward to at Craft restaurants definitely seemed off. The souffle came out in very short order and was pretty thick, having risen a touch and served with a cardamon (should have capitalized every letter of that word) sauce, and we got an ice-cream sampler, as my wife has always LOVED craft/craftsteak ice-creams. Nothing really impressed, everything tasted flat - and we soon learned that their former big time pastry chef had departed since our last dinner there a while back (Damasco). The bill with three glasses of wine was close to $400. Being a fan of Craft establishments, I'd have to say that nothing at all about this meal said Michelin Star, or 3 Star NYT. I felt kind of ripped off to be frank. Was it just a very bad night to go? Anyone else experience anything different recently?
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    October 4, 2008 ___________________________________________________________ "CARNAROLI RISOTTO BIOLOGICO" with White Truffles from Alba and Parmigiano-Reggiano (150.00 supplement)
  9. I actually don't have that many places to add that qualify (I'm being very strict with myself on the rules here): - Nyonya - Todai! - USQ Cafe (bar seating mostly) - Chinatown Brasserie (Sunday Dim Sum) I think this is a function of working 9-6 and living in the Village - so many options to rotate through within a few minutes walk that there is rarely a need to leave, and when we do we like to rotate through lots of options around town. At the same time, if I moved to the upper east, I'm not sure there is a single place that I currently eat at 5+ times a year near me that I'd travel that far to return to with any level of frequency. I would just assume my new neighborhood would have something similar that would cover me just fine. Or instead of going to Mary's Fish Camp all the time cause it's very close by, I'd split time between that and Pearl Oyster Bar if I'm coming from so far anyways. There are also a couple of categories which would fit: - Churrascaria (Plataforma/Porcao) - Korean BBQ (NY Kom Tang, Kang Suh) - Momofukus but because the 7-8 visits we make a year are evenly split, neither qualifies.
  10. Looks like they need to ditch a 4 top reservation or two. Ko is such a great place to eat solo, they could probably break it up into 2:1:1 and do better?
  11. Well, in it's defense, I would question how many people would want a full flight of wines at 1pm on a Saturday/Sunday. Most people around me were enjoying a selection of beers, the half reisling in one case, and a 300ml sake in mine. Was plenty, and well under the $50 dinner option (which granted, is much better value).
  12. So then that would be the... authentic experience? ← Most Brasilians tend to like their meat served "ao ponto" - which means something like "just at that point", implying there is a perfect place for it to be. My guess is that it falls closest to what we call medium here, maybe a touch towards medium rare. Despite the admittedly charred exterior (in all cases), you accomplish getting a piece that is "ao ponto" by angling the knife so that it cut's across the corner of the larger block, giving you interior red meat while still keeping the cut thin enough to keep the meat somewhat tender. It's important that it remain thin, since the traditional cuts in all cases come from the front (fraldinha) or the back (picanha, alcatra) of the cow (the cheap areas). All servers in the city will readily comply with a request for meat "ao ponto". BTW, as mentioned, the picanha is considered the "prized" cut due almost entirely to the fat cap that surrounds it, lending the meat added flavor. The next step IMO is to add both "farofa" and "vinaigrette" to the meat. Farofa is manioc flour that's been cooked in a pan with pork renderings and little pork chunks until brown, which you then sprinkle over the meat. "vinaigrette" (not the restaurant stuff you find on your heirloom tomato salad) is basically vinegar, onions, tomatoes and peppers that you spoon over the meat. The combination of these two helps make the meat even tastier (the only cut I don't do this for is the garlic beef, cause it's just so delicious on its own). BTW, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a brasilian that tastes a NY Strip side by side with a picanha steak (if they made one) and says "hey, the picanha is much better than the strip!" - it's not. But a single strip steak costs the same as a 3+lb chunk of picanha, and the general populace - nor the rodizios - can afford to buy/serve it. So the rodizio was born somewhat out of economic necessity, as a means to serve the best of the cheap cuts in a tasty manner. This is also why you see such elaborate salad bars and table snacks btw - cause veggies are infinitely cheaper in brasil than meat, so they would love you to fill up on that. The irony is that in the end, the steak house is probably the best possible place for a vegetarian to eat when in Brasil! Someone else also asked whether they intentionally bring the cheaper stuff at the beginning of the meal. I would say its traditional, and expected, that you start your evening off with a linguica (pork sausage). Personally I decline anything until the linguica guy comes around, which is usually pretty quickly anyways. In brasil the linguica guy sometimes carries around a spit of chicken hearts, which are also consumed at the start. Here it seems they are pairing up the linguica with regular chicken, which I just pass on.
  13. Re-visited a few burger places recently, and wanted to post about them here: 5 Guys (7th Av. & Bleeker): Eaten here twice in the last twice weeks, and both times were perfect. The meat patties (two per burger) had a really nice crust, gooey cheese, and I added mayo+ketchup (to keep it super moist since the burgers are well done) and lettuce+tomato. It's amazing to me how good these burgers are, just a really classic delicious flavor. It's a shame that the grilled onions suck, but that's not a terrible offense if you're gonna have one. BRGR (7th Av. & 26th) What used to be one of my favorites seems to have had a massive collapse. I went and made a point to sit at the bar, and frankly, it was a little scary. Flies were everywhere, to the point where I had to move down to the end to avoid them. The line cook was KILLING the burgers, letting them sit there forever! Not only that, but he didn't scrape/clean the grill once the whole time I was there, meaning the meat crust would stay behind stuck to the grill once the burgers were finally rescued. Even burnt cheese just sat there on the grill the whole time. My burger was a hockey puck, which is a shame since that grass fed beef still tasted pretty darn decent. I really hope I just went on a bad day, but I imagine that chef has to be there at least 40 hours a week no? Corner Bistro (some "impossible to find without a map" intersection of the west village) More flies! And more jobless Wall Street guys bellying up to the bar! I never understood this place, the burgers get fingered over, pressed to death, the meat isn't seasoned properly. bleh. The bacon was nice this time though, had a solid crunch. But the establishment is run down and smelly, not my bag. RARE (Lexington & 37th) Although their "steakhouse" burgers are very pricey ($20+), they are absolutely (absolutely) delicious. My personal favorite is the Ribeye burger (sucker for cipollines and smoked cheddar and avocado!), my co-workers go with the T-Bone (bacon, cheddar, crispy onions). The best part here is that it's identically delicious every single time without fail. Every time we go back, the first bite get's a groan without fail. I also like the cottage fries with chipotle mayo. STAND (12th b/w 5th & University) I heard they switched buns a while ago, but I hadn't had the chance to check it out, and from my recollection it's definitely better now. While the meat still wasn't anything to write eG about, I ordered a burger with a side "dip" of cheddar cheese and thought it was a fantastic idea. It tasted great, and quite frankly, it was fun dipping a burger into a container of runny cheese sauce! I don't know this place as well as the rest above, so the details are a little weak. I did notice they place kewpie mayo tubes on every table though, which is sweet. Benjamin's (41st between Park & Madison) Not unlike the meat itself, getting a burger from a NY Steakhouse can be maddeningly inconsistent. I've had two burgers here that were amongst the best I've ever had - super tangy like only well aged prime beef can be, and delicious - perfectly cooked to a medium rare. And then I've had a couple of burgers that were ok. And then a couple more that were very bland. It's a gamble, but when you win, it's awesome.
  14. Tehuitzingo is excellent, and I'm as picky as absolutely anyone about Mexican. My point is that a lot of people simply posted that this was difficult or impossible to do, which is utterly unhelpful. I think it is patently absurd to suggest that someone who has very little access to New York City museums skip the MoMA in favor of the New Museum to save money to eat a $40 lunch. Are you being facetious? The MoMA is clearly one of the best modern art museums in the world- virtually everything in a textbook is hanging on the walls of the top floor. I like the New Museum also, but that's because I'm spoiled enough to have access to both all the time. Regardless, Calipoutine asked for suggestions with certain criteria. It is simply not appropriate for us to suggest that she SHOULD have other goals or desires. Is it not possible for this board to be of actual assistance to someone?? ← In addition to which, the large Charcuterie platter from the 2nd floor probably qualifies under the rules and is a delicious meal for two, as are many other menu items there. Cured pork and the best modern art around = win/win.
  15. Bouchon is a great suggestion, although I'd have to add the grilled cheese and tomato soup to that :-) Margon is definitely great as well, there are also a few "Sophies" around where you can grab a huge lunch plate for $10 or under.
  16. Nowhere better to start than here: http://streetvendor.org/vendys/finalists Find a park nearby, and you're all set with a nice view, a cheap lunch and some good people watching taboot. I'd also suggest checking out the following "NY Only" (and located in Manhattan) spots that I can think of off the top of my mind: - Katz (definitely on the high end, but super super worth it - knish for the veggie?) - H&H Bagels - three onion bagels, a tub of schmear, a couple of blocks over to the park and you're in heaven - Any pizza place really (Johns on Bleeker, Joe's on 6th/Bleeker, most corner pizza places that look good) - Shopsins (also potentially on the high end, but talk about only in NY...) - Most places in Chinatown, just walk around. Bahn Mi might be a good find. The Bakeries will also fill you up real good for very cheap, for value and flavor they can't be beat. - Craftwich (if you are into the celebrity chef thing) - Chikalicious for dessert (Thurs -> Sun I think) - Treats Truck/Dessert Truck - Mamouns Falafel - Pinkberry (well, not NY only...) - Dumplings at TKettle on 8th St. - Mandoo's from Mandoo Bar on 32th St. - Various burger places (BRGR, Stand, BLT Burger, Shake Shack - they all have veggie options) - Crif Dogs (has a veggie dog option) If you are in midtown, check out the map that is available at: http://midtownlunch.com/blog/restaurant-index/ and find something that is near you - everything listed is under $10.
  17. It's 100% fake meat. Vegan/Kosher restaurant.
  18. I was vegetarian for a few years (worth noting - cause when you are vegetarian, places that might not taste good otherwise - or to others that aren't vegetarian -... well, they taste good to you), and my favorite vegetarian place in Manhattan's Chinatown was the "Vegetarian Dim Sum House" on 24 Pell St. Among my regular dishes ordered were: Shark Fin Dumpling Soup Lotus Root Cakes Mashed Taro Treasure Boxes Rice Flour Rolls with Vegetarian Mock Ham and Coriander Treasure Balls with Assorted Flavor Sweet & Salty Dumpling Monk Dumplings I pretty much stuck to the dim sum menu, although they also have a very extensive list of other mock versions of regular dishes. I can't vouch for those, never tried them. I can honestly say that I would go back there now that I've been eating meat for years... if only I could get anyone I know to actually try this stuff :-) "It's good!" I say, and get back nothing but blank stares...
  19. I've eaten at Casa quite a bit, and it's very traditionally brasilian food. I always speak Portuguese immediately upon entering a brasilian restaurant, and if they don't reply in kind... well, it's hard to get excited about it. All the places below live up to it. Here are the places I've been to: Casa: Probably the smallest yet completely brasilian restaurant. It's a great date place (caipirinhas have that effect), and all the dishes are authentic. Between me and my wife we've had the "Pao de Queijo" (very well done), linguica (brasilian pork sausage, not spicy), stroganoff (big German population down South in brasil makes this a brasilian dish), picanha (special cut ouf of the top sirloin, the farofa is great), the beef with onions and the moqueca (brasilian style fish soup, very thick, similar to south asian fish soup due to coconut milk, but brasilian due to dende oil). I'm personally not big of feijoada, but I'm sure they make a good one. La Palette: The child of a franco-brasilian couple, this place carries both a french (crepes mostly) and brasilian menu, although at least at the greenwich street location, it's far more brasilian - everyone speaks portuguese rather than french. I know for a fact that they make a mean "cheese tudo" (brasilian sirloin burgers with "everything", including primarily an egg), good strogonoff, cheese bread and pastel. Plataforma (churrascaria): This place rates alongside Porcao below as the two big churrascarias in town. I go to both about equally, as each one has it's strengths and weaknesses. Apart from the fact that this doesn't do the better version of three of my favourite brasilian dishes (picanha with garlic, cheese pastel [you have to ask for these or they won't bring them] & picanha with cheese - not sure they have chicken hearts either), its probably the better overall restaurant. Porcao (churrascaria): They don't have as many off the menu items that you can only get by asking, since I've pretty much seen them bring everything out, even chicken hearts. The starters are great here, since they give you four different ones (pastel, kibe, bolinho de bacalau, pao de queijo) and you can just ask for more of what you like. Don't miss the garlic beef or the cheese beef, both are exceptional. Rio Bonito Supermarket: Out in Queens, this 100% brasilian supermarket (stock up on guarana and frozen cheese bread!) has a restaurant buffet style in the back. They pretty much have the same things every time, braised fish, braised tripe, oxtails, beef, chicken, pork ribs and rice and beans. The real treat for me here is the "coxinha de galinha" (mini chicken "thighs" - actually more like a dough ball) that they keep heated in the corner. There is also a full brasilian butcher here, selling raw linguica and cuts like picanha, alcatra and fraldinha. I suppose you could be pressed into saying "Sushi Samba" is Brasilian, and in point of fact their moqueca is very good. But you'll be very hard pressed to find anyone speaking portuguese, and apart from the moqueca it's not very traditional fare at all. I haven't been to "Delicia Brazil"
  20. Oh, BTW. I did ask our captain/server if they had this option, and she said nope - just what's on the menu. You did good!
  21. What a wonderful lunch this was. First, here is our full menu: Despite earlier claims that I would try to eat from each section of the menu, in point of fact I barely made it half way through, despite ordering 4 courses instead of 3. My choices: Tuna Ribbons, avocado, spicy radish, ginger marinade Simply put: One of the best dishes of my life, and as is often the case with ones favorite dishes, I'm not even a big fan of tuna or ginger. Everything about this spells out 3 stars (not that I'm qualified), the beauty of the tuna, the intensity of the ginger marinade, the creaminess of the avocado and the spice of the hot (red) oil. Picture included, although it doesn't do it justice. Peekytoe Crab and Squash Blossom Beignet, market cherry tomatoes and raspberry vinaigrette I hadn't seen this dish mentioned anywhere, so I included a photo, but the "beignet" itself was superb. I'm guessing they folded a small amount of beaten eggwhites in with the crab meat, since despite the blossom being jam packed with crab, it remained very light inside and wonderfully crunchy on the outside. I didn't finish all those tomatoes. Foie Gras Brulee, spiced fig jam and toasted brioche Glad I tried it, the jam and the ice wine verjus (once again, spicy!) made the dish to be quite frank. Young Garlic Soup with thyme, sauteed frog legs So... frogs legs taste similar to a white fleshed fish? I thought they tasted like chicken?? The soup was everything I expected, generous broad slivers of garlic, lots of thyme and tremendous flavors. My wife had: Japanese Snapper Carpaccio, vinegar gelee with ginger, white radish and olive oil Paired up with the tuna, this looked incredibly boring - white on white on white and a small amount. It was only once we tasted everything in combination with the explosive gelee (it made me tear up when I tasted it separately) that it made sense. Still... in contrast this couldn't hang with the Tuna. Charred Corn Raviolis, cherry tomato salad and basil fondue Delicious flavor and color, and vegetarian taboot. Parmesan Crusted Confit Leg of Chicken, white asparagus, basil and lemon butter A very generous serving, and according to my wife the best chicken she's had. Incredibly rich. Dessert wasn't really our style, although here is what we had: "Autumn" Plum Sorbet, wine grape raisins Verbena Poached Peaches, mint ice cream, hazelnut brittle, bourbon honey "Cherry" Creme Fraiche-Citrus sponge, sangria poached cherries, frozen pine Pistachio, Sour Cherry Sorbet, candied pistachios, freeze dried cherries And then the awesome trolley!: Our overall impression? It seems to me that getting 3 stars really has to be all about the food (the food was a revelation), cause the atmosphere here was a pretty big let down (and that's with "Mad Money" Jim Cramer in the room!). Getting through Nougatine was noisy, the JG room is somewhat small and somewhat crowded and the view is tastefully but purposefully covered up with small leafy trees. Service was tremendous, it was more the establishment that was a let down. The bathrooms were ATROCIOUS, the rim of the seat in men's room reminded me of Shea Stadium, and there is only 1 single person toilet per gender for both restaurants. Tourists in shoddy gear seemed to be everywhere too, although only a few made it into the JG room to stay. If you look at the food on the plate, this is the best deal, and probably the best food (period) around. We left STUFFED, had 2 drinks, 2 iced-teas, fiji water, 7 courses, 2 desserts and coffee for $200. But it's what was around us that left us with the realization that for future "very special occasions", we're still likely to head across the round-about, and up 4 flights of stairs. But I'm also certain that I now have a restaurant that I simply have to return to every chance I get, cause it was that good.
  22. Here's a picture of the jar of pickled vegetables they gave us to take home after lunch: Not huge, you can see the faint outline of some form of radish and yellow bean there.
  23. Let me just get this out of the way while I have a second: I am an IDIOT for not having had lunch here before. There, I feel much better. More later.
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    One other thing I haven't seen reported here: $275 dinner/$175 lunch includes all non-alcoholic beverages and (something people have mentioned in this thread) a 20% tip. Since we went at lunch (the 2 gents ordered dinner, the 2 ladies stuck with lunch), we all ordered multiple ice-teas, water, each person ordered some sort of funky virgin fruit drink, and the total bill was the dollar amount above plus tax. That's it.
  25. I'm heading here for lunch on Monday for a wedding anniversary. I've never eaten at JG, and intend on getting three dishes for myself and probably two for my wife. Here's the Summer Tastes Menu from their website right now: Tastes Of Summer (2008) Two Plates $28, Each Additional Plate $12 Egg Caviar (supp 30.00) Sea Trout Sashimi Draped In Trout Eggs lemon, dill and horseradish Kampachi Sashimi iceberg lettuce, cilantro-shallot mignonette Goat Cheese Gnocchi caramelized baby artichokes, lemon and olive oil Chilled Peekytoe Crab carrot, cardamom and lime Heirloom Watermelon Gazpacho tomato and basil Warm Green Asparagus Salad Watercress And Sugar Snap Pea Salad lemon-soy vinaigrette and crystalized mustard Sweet Pea Soup croutons and parmesan Foie Gras Terrine slow-roasted strawberries and aged balsamic vinegar Young Garlic Soup with thyme, sautéed frog legs Gulf Shrimp And Smoked Bacon papaya mustard and avocado Sea Scallops caramelized cauliflower, caper-raisin emulsion (supp 8.00) Skate with chateau chalon sauce Arctic Char asparagus and oyster mushrooms, ginger-sesame sabayon Red Snapper Crusted with Nuts and Seeds sweet and sour jus Steamed Halibut with honshimeji mushrooms and lemongrass consommé Parmesan Crusted Confit Leg Of Chicken white asparagus, basil and lemon butter Roasted Veal and poached kumquats, creamy cauiflower Roasted Sweetbreads with fragrant pickled peach, wild arugula and pink peppercorn Short Rib Vinaigrette pea puree and baby carrots It's gonna be very difficult to talk me out of the Young Garlic Soup with Frogslegs, cause it's getting a little chilly out there right now, and it's meant to be a classic dish. I'm really disappointed to see the "Tuna Ribbons avocado, spicy radish, ginger marinade" is not on the menu, cause I almost bought the signed painting of it from auction, it looked so stunning (https://www.cmarket.com/auction/item/Browse.action?auctionId=59707427 - bought the Ripert one instead, it's a restaurant and dish we've enjoyed previously). I wonder if this is a temporary or seasonal change? Menupages lists it on their capture of the Summer 2008 menu, so it got pulled at some point from the rotation. I read that the bottom dishes tend to have more substance then the top ones, so I might go for the veal, chicken or sweetbreads my 3rd dish. Which probably leaves a seafood course, is the classic scallop dish the best bet there? Also, does anyone know if they do a cheese course at lunch? Will report back after Monday.
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