Jan 18, 2012

Lunch at the modern

Back in May of last year, I had a post titled "Dinner at the modern." Here's a follow up with lunch! Any meal at The Modern is as much of a feast for the eyes as it is for our palates. We stopped in here rather spontaneously on Monday (of the long weekend), and they were able to accommodate us in the dining room - the bar room was much busier and we have yet to eat there.

Lunch came with canap├ęs and an amuse bouche AND petits fours. So our "four-course" lunch ended up being a bit larger than our stomachs could happily contain. There was not a single dud in our order. We chose a foie gras and squab croustillant (meant for two) as our main dish, and it knocked me off my chair a bit. Imagine a sandwich of squab with foie gras in between, then wrapped in cabbage and then a perfect flaky dough/crust, finished with caramelized ginger jus. I mean, come on. I am salivating remembering it. Another incredibly rich dish I had was a cauliflower risotto topped with uni and salmon belly. Unreal.


All images taken on the Fuji x100.

Oh, the dishware and flatware here are beautiful, as you'd expect. Even though I don't take milk in my coffee, I want that creamer + saucer.

10 comments :

  1. Sigh, you have such wonderful food adventures! I love all of these a lot. Esp the last one.

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  2. i am sooo glad i waited until just before i eat to look at this...wow.

    impeccable shooting and presentation, as usual.

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  3. Just an after thought after looking at your endless food posts: How much do you spend on food/eating out? And that picture of the cubed-looking dish, wow, looks terrific.

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  4. Stunning shots with the x100. You must have been giddy with that amazing light!

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  5. This is food porn intended to drive foodies mad with lust. Incredible plating. Fabulous photos. I'm salivating just looking at this.

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  6. awesome natural light! and it's overlooking the moma's sculpture garden, wow, amazing place.

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  7. I'm constantly in awe of your foodie escapades (and in full agreement that this flatware is gorgeous!).

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  8. dang that light is so nice. and the food is almost too pretty to eat.

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  9. Wowzers. even if it tasted half as good as it looks...

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  10. wow, both the photography & the food look awesome :)

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