Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin
Dinner at Le Bernardin

 

Le Bernardin 155 West 51st St., New York, NY 10019  (212) 554-1515

Cuisine: French, Seafood

Chef: Eric Ripert

Neighborhood: Midtown West

Occassion: Dinner

Famous Dishes: Tuna layers of thinly pounded yellowfin tuna. King fish-caviar.

What I had: 4 Courses Prixe-Fixe $140 plus $45 Supplement

Michelin: three star 2016

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Tuna layers of thinly pounded yellowfin tuna, foie gras and toasted baguette, chives, extra virgin olive oil ✨🐟

 

Scallop Sashimi with Sea Urchin

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Cafe Gitane

Cafe Gitane

Original ”Cafe Gitane” in Nolita

Moroccan Couscous with red peppers, potatoes, raisins, toasted pine nuts, hummus and eggplant $14, add with Merguez Sausages $3 ♥♥♥1/2

 

*Two dishes you MUST order at this original Cafe Gitane in Nolita. Avocado Toast and Moroccan Couscous 🙂 

Cafe Gitane     242 Mott St., ( B/t Prince St & Houston St ) New York, NY 10012  (212) 334-9552

 

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Hachis Parmentier organic ground beef, mashed potatoes, garlic, cream and organic mixed greens $16 ♥♥♥

Watermelon Cocktail 🙂 ♥♥♥1/2

 

Avocado lemon juice, olive oil, chili flakes on seven grain toast $7.25 ♥♥♥1/2

Gentleman Farmer

www.gentlemanfarmernyc.com – 40 Rivington St (at Forsyth and Eldridge Streets)
 
Cutie Room‘s hood-patrolling report is here (^_^). I want to welcome this teeny, tiny French restaurant that opened last year in my neighborhood next to the cute wine bar Jadis . When I was there I could see the chef & owner cooking by himself with his sous chef in this tiny 5’x5′ kitchen; so you can imagine how intimate this 10 table, 20 seat place is. This place has a great food & wine selection. The Pate had an interesting twist-more in the style of shepherd’s pie. The Pear Purse was a great savory dish. The Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras entree was perfection, with a really generous size as you can see pictured below. I like places like this where every dish feels personal, made from the chef’s own hand. I recommend Gentleman Farmer for a date or friends, but remember the space is petite, like you are at somebody’s intimate dinner party.

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Beef Tenderloin Foie Gras, Red Wine Reduction – Foie gras lovers must order this or choose from the appetizer size!  $27 –  ♥♥♥♥

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Pear Purse roquefort cheese, honey, balsamic reduction.  $9 –  ♥♥♥♥

 

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Pheasant Pate toasted brie, truffle oil 

 $9 –  ♥♥♥

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Seared Codfish puree of seasonal root vegetables, asparagus tips $18 –  ♥♥

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Momofuku Ssam Bar

www.momofuku.com – 207 2nd Ave , NYC 10003

Ssam Bar, located in the East Village, is one of Chef David Chang’s five restaurants. I’m a fan of his original Momofuku noodle bar (one of my favorite pork based Ramen shops in the city- my #1 pick is Ipuddo). Ssam Bar showcases David’s Korean and French influences, but for me it seems very similar to the Japanese Izakaya style (Japanese tapas pub). I like this place for combining a casual dining vibe created by the staff, open kitchen, and long community tables yet it still serves some very sophisticated food (like a Uni dish that amazed me). Start with a sake or magnum size Asahi beer (really cool). This pig lover’s paradise, as a matter of fact the menu explicitly declares “we do not serve vegetarian…”, is known for its whole slow-cooked pork shoulder (special order in advance). They also have a great raw bar but in this case skip it – you should order a second plate of pork buns. Before you leave, make sure to check out next door’s Milk Bar for dessert!! P.S. Chang’s newest place is Ma Peche in midtown, known for their ‘cool’ foodie version of Vietnamese style 7 courses of Beef, but this Cutie Patroler doesn’t often patrole midtown…….(>_<) so hopefully one day I will make it up there!

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Santa Barbara Uni lomo, preserved tomatoes, asian pear –  A must order, amazing dish ♥♥♥   

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Pork Buns pork belly, cucumber, hoisin, scallions $9 – The bun is sooo cute and the pork melts in your mouth  ♥♥♥                                      Continue reading