With great pleasure, as expected. I didn't think I would be returning so soon, but after this article in the NYTimes came out a month ago, I was curious about the new menu format. A friend managed to snag a 7pm reservation for four (also about a month ago), and I eagerly and impatiently waited for last night's meal.
Our menu looked something like this:
Beet | Crab | Langoustine | Foie Gras
Endive | Potato | Sole | Lobster
Chicken | Pork | Squab | Beef
Chevre | Apple | Hazelnut | Chocolate
And what can I really say that isn't stating the obvious? Everything still blows me away, a little. I love the surprises in the amuse-bouches; we had an interesting baked potato tea, and whatever foamy concoction was in that eggshell was heavenly. The plating is artsy and lovely. My beef encrusted in bone-marrow was simply fantastic - you could actually taste what pure good beef tastes like. The after- dessert desserts are always a treat, even when you come to expect them. Service is nearly perfect.
Well, let's get to the goods - the pictures I took at a cringe-worthy ISO 6400.
(Not ALL of these dishes were mine, by the way!)
Signed copy of the menu! :)
I also took home a Mason jar of their house granola that was seriously out of this world. Some caramel and slightly salty goodness and a crunch so perfect I couldn't tear my hands away from the jar. My coworkers didn't believe me when I told them they HAD to try this granola...that is, until they experienced the glorious magic themselves.
Daniel Humm, you are a rockstar.
And also very tall.