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.
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
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.
What I don't like ... things like Fat Duck or El Bulli. My experience is food and not the surrounding (like gas baloon)
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.