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New York tips

Postby Francesco » Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:09 pm

Hi there.I am fighting to get some time to get more often here and to my kitchen. After weeks today I managed to make this nice chateaubriand with fois gras with a port reduction. Mmm ... will try again next week for the first guests since I started my studied in january.

Anyway, I got carried away ... in May my fiancee and I will be in New York. Weird enough she will be in NYC on business trip and I will be stopping there on my way back from Chicago on business trip.
I was wondering which fine place we should pay a visit to while there.

Thanks for any tips!
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Depends on what you like...

Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:53 pm

But I can recommend from experience:

WD-50 is my vote for most interesting cuisine in New York.

Tia Pol is great Tapas that we go to fairly often and stay for, well, hours.

I love Aquavit even though it has been around for a long time. It's difficult to find Scandinavian haute cuisine at such a high level anywhere.

If you tell us what you like, we'll tell you where to go.
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Re: Depends on what you like...

Postby Paul Winalski » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:56 pm

Alan Uchrinscko wrote:I love Aquavit even though it has been around for a long time. It's difficult to find Scandinavian haute cuisine at such a high level anywhere.


Haute cuisine from the land of lutefisk and surstromming? I have to confess that most Scandinavian cuisine I've encountered is "high" in completely another sense. :) :)

-Paul W. (whose maternal grandfather was Swedish and loved the stuff)
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Re: New York tips

Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:22 pm

Paul,

Aquavit is kind of passe now, but I still love it. I got *stuck* pouring wines next to their table at some food and wine thing several years ago and I was bartering bottles of riesling for oysters, herring and all sorts of little things the whole time :)
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Re: New York tips

Postby Dale Williams » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:25 pm

A lot depends on what you like (and what you want to spend). Some pointers and I'm sure we can help.

And I think Aquavit might not be as trendy as it used to be, but it's fun and exciting food (in both restaurant and cafe).
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Re: New York tips

Postby Francesco » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:07 pm

Thanks all.
What do we like ?! Mmm ... I like most cuisines as long as they respect the flavours and ingredients. On the other hand ... I just browsed some NYC restaurant sites and I got shocked at the prices. As expensive as European starred places ... and as European I wonder if they can keep up with the best eurpean crop of restaurants. :D
What I don't like ... things like Fat Duck or El Bulli. My experience is food and not the surrounding (like gas baloon)
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Re: New York tips

Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:42 pm

New York is indeed expensive!

I'll mention again Tia Pol. Since it's Tapas ranging from $4 - $15 at most, you can control your spending however you'd like. plus there's an interesting selection of Albarino and Txakoli that will run you no more than $30/bottle. It's my vote for best value in New York (except for when we end up ordering 7 or 8 rounds of tapas with bottle after bottle of wine - it can add up in a hurry.
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