Le Bernardin – Chef’s Tasting Menu, NYC

Return to main menu: “Le Bernardin, NYC” Chef’s Tasting Menu + Wine Pairing $185 per person, $325 with wine pairing AMOUSE BOUCHE Lobster salad TUNA Smoked Yellowfin Tuna “Prosciutto”; Japanese Pickled Vegetables and Crispy Kombu Chablis, “Vieilles Vignes”, Domaine Savary, Burgundy 2007 The “prosciutto” style of curing the tuna made the fish taste almost lox-like, … Continue reading

Seared Scallops with Corn Velouté

“Seared scallops are very simple to make into a blissful crustacean eat if you follow the rules and don`t over cook it.”  Now every time Kei tells me a recipe is “simple,” he proceeds to detail at least 2 pages of instructions that will take 2 hours to prep and 2 hours to cook… his … Continue reading

Croatian Cuisine

Prior to departing for Croatia, the only bit of insight I had on Croatian Cuisine was rave reviews for an Istrian restaurant called Albona in San Francisco. Istria, a peninsula in the Northern Adriatic shared by Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia, is renowned for its ecclectic cuisine. It is a mélange of influences from all the … Continue reading

Oceana, NYC

Oceana Executive Chef: Ben Pollinger Executive Pastry Chef: Jansen Chan Cuisine: Seafood, American Nouveau Neighborhood: Midtown West Price: $50 per person for food (excluding drinks) I had never been to the original Michelin-starred Oceana restaurant located on East 54th Street, but from what I have heard, it was a sophisticated old-school restaurant dedicated to crafting … Continue reading

Le Bernardin, NYC

Le Bernardin Owner: Maguy Le Coze Chef de Cuisine: Eric Ripert Cuisine: Seafood, French Neighborhood: Theater District Price: Dinner Menu – $112 with optional supplements; Tasting Menu – $138 ($224 with wine pairing, or $184 with Poached Egg course added à la carte); Chef’s Tasting Menu – $185 ($325 with wine pairing) Attire: Formal, jacket … Continue reading

King Sing Chinese Cuisine, CA

King Sing Chinese Cuisine Assorted Cold Platter 501 Balboa Street San Francisco, CA 94118 Cuisine: Chinese Attire: Casual My family and I came here for dinner on a Sunday to celebrate three generations of birthdays — my uncle, cousin and nephew. We enjoyed a pre-fixed dinner menu with about 9 dishes for twleve people. Some … Continue reading

Chinese-Style Steamed Fish

Chinese-style steamed fish is an incredibly simple and healthy dish that is a great alternative to greasier, fried dishes that tend to predominate Chinese restaurant menus.  When my mom came to visit me in NYC, I asked her to show me how to properly steam a fish, including the process of selecting a fish in … Continue reading

Easy Asian Bake Salmon

Salmon is so easy to prepare, and even the simplest of ingredients can bring out so much flavor.  Usually my roommate and I will just take a salmon fillet, season it with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and cover in bread crumbs and then pan fry it on a skillet.  So quick and easy!  However, we … Continue reading