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 canapés 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.