LE BERNARDIN TASTING MENUSo is this good food, or a novelty menu? George maintains it was great, which is ultimately all that's important, since it's his $130. But reading this makes me yearn for a chili-mac from the Ideal Hot Dog in Toledo with the (domestic) Beer Pairing. It's not that I can't appreciate the work or creativity in this menu or that George wouldn't like the chili-mac (in fact, I know he would). I just get worn out thinking about the 4-hour fish marathon a meal like this entrails. He'll have to take me when we visit, it's the only way to find out.
($130 per person - $215 with wine pairing per person)
Flash Pickled Scallop Slivers: Sea Beans, Cucumber and Pink Radishes
Poached Lobster in a Lemon Miso Broth, Shiso and Hon Shimeji Mushrooms
Warm Sea Urchin Custard; Shiso Julienne
Poached Halibut, Sweet and Sour Golden and Red Beets, Citrus and
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Emulsion
Masala Spiced Crispy Black Bass; Peking Duck-Green Papaya Salad in
a Rich Ginger-Cardamom Broth
Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Lemon Basil Gelée, Rhubarb Citrus Compote
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate Ganache,
Toasted Bread, Maldon Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Thursday, April 06, 2006
George is at it some more, and again: almost no vegetables. Five kinds of ocean protein though. Here's what he ate at Le Bernardin last night.