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Overall, it was a good meal, but not quite as good as Per Se... or as good as we remembered them. The dishes seemed to have come together for the sake of being creative instead of delicious that just so happens to be creative.
Those who are into strong alcoholic drinks would like their final complementary glass of pear-infused brandy. It smells wonderful. But brandy is just too much for our taste :)
Definitely worth eating here, but I think for roughly the same amount of money, I'd go for Per Se's salon menu.
During our trip to NYC earlier this year, we also stopped by Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Momofuku. Blue Hill customizes their menu to each table's preferences so we didn't have a detailed list of what we ate. We enjoyed the food and service, but it definitely wasn't as good as Per Se or Eleven Madison. However, it was still very good, and as you can see from the pictures, they were very creative in their presentation. Still a place worth visiting if you ever get a chance.
This was our third time at Momofuku. We love the food! Especially their steamed buns. My husband went by himself once during a business conference and recommended the buns to a first-timer to which he got the response, "I'm a vegetarian." The steam buns are so good that to be a vegetarian eating at Momofuku is like being gay and going to Hooters. This place is definitely worth waiting in line for. The atmosphere is typical NYC (crowded, noisy, but fun!) This will probably be a regular stop for us whenever we venture into the city!
After just posting about Per Se, I have to follow-up with a post on Eleven Madison.
Although Per Se will always have a special place in my heart (or rather, stomach), my husband and I both agree that Eleven Madison is a "better bang for your buck". The creativity and quality of their dishes are on the same tier as Per Se, but for much less money. The atmosphere is more relaxed, and the decor is so wide and refreshing for New York! Our first time was in 2007 for a delicioius brunch. To this day, I still think about my "poached four story hill poularde with
potato mousseline, parsnip and black truffles"... who knew chicken could taste so good!
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Pickled Asian Pear and Celery
Foie Gras "En Torchon"
Venezuelan Cocoa and Quince Gelee
Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes
Endive and Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Poached Four Story Hill Poularde
Potato Mousseline, Parsnip and Black Truffles
Slow Cooked Scottish Salmon
Horseradish Crust, Kohlrabi and Riesling Sauce
Organic Egg Frittata, Mushrooms, Zucchini, and Gruyere
Selection of Four Farmstead Cheeses with Condiments
Sheep's Milk Cheesecake
Pineapple, Kaffir Lime and Kili Pepper Shortbread
The second time we went back (fall 2008), they had started a tasting menu option. I love tasting menus! There's nothing like having eleven courses to keep you on your toes!
Wild Char Roe: Baked Potato Ice Cream with Sour Cream and Chives
Heirloom Beets: Roasted with Lynnhaven Chèvre Frais Panna Cotta and Nasturtium
Big Eye Tuna: Marinated with Heirloom Tomatoes, Olio Verde and Basil
Foie Gras: Terrine with Cherries, Lemon Balm and Sicilian Pistachios
Nova Scotia Lobster: Poached with Bacon Panna Cotta and Sweet Corn
Chilean Turbot: Slow Cooked with Fleur de Courgette, Saffron-Fumet and Tarragon
Vermont Suckling Pig: Confit with Cipollini Onions, Apricot Chutney and Cardamom Jus
(This was the only dish I didn't like. The skin on the pig was too thick and hard-to-chew)
Fromage: Selection of Artisanal Cheeses
Greenmarket Raspberries: Sablé with Lemon Verbena and Balsamic Vinegar
Bittersweet Chocolate: Custard with Caramelized Banana and Passion Fruit
Respect for food is a respect for life,for who we are and what we do.Thomas Keller
If there's one thing my husband and I are willing to spend money on, it's food! And not just any food, but food that leaves such an impression that you'll still be thinking (and drooling) about it two years later!
Our first encounter with this sort of dining experience was back in January 2007 at Per Se in New York. We took many pictures, but due to technical limits of our digital camera in a very dimly-lit restaurant at night, they aren't really worth posting. However, we loved it so much we decided to go back again in February earlier this year, except this time with a much better camera!
Before I give my picture summary of our meal, I must say that both times, I was (pleasantly) surprised that I actually thought the food was worth the money. Not to say that I wouldn't expect anything less from Thomas Keller... but if anyone out there is looking for a once-in-a-lifetime-you-won't-ever-regret fine dining experience... where all your servers coordinate together to make sure your eating utensils are angled correctly with your sitting position every ten minutes and each course is "revealed" at exactly the same time as those sitting around you... this is the place to go!
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Red Wine Braised Cabbage, Caramelized Salsify and Toasted Pecan Emulsion
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Squire Hill Farms' Ameraucana Hen Egg, French Breakfast Radishes, Crosnes and Field Mizuna with Black Winter Truffle Coulis
Pan Roasted Gulf Shrimp
Little Neck and Razor Clams, Holland Peppers, Fennel Bulb and Saffron Melba with "Bouillabaisse" Broth
Spinach and Rainbow Swiss Chard Dumplings with Chard Ribs, Musquée de Provence Pumpkin and Sage-Brown Butter
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White Wine Poached Royal Blenheim Apricots, Fennel Bulb, Holland Peppers and Petite Cilantro with Yellow Pepper Syrup
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Cranberry Compote and Mascarpone Sherbet
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