Hi Vegas Hounds,
My bf and I were lucky enough to grab reservations at e in June. Very excited as I have never been to E (or Vegas), but am a hugh fan of WD ~50 (fully relaize it's controversial, but I happened to have the BEST meal of my life there).
My question about e though is about the alcoholic beverage pairing. We're not really sweet people when it comes to wine etc, and my bf is under the impression after reading some reviews that the set paring is generally sweet.
1. Has anyone tried it and was that your experience?
Anyone have advice / thoughts for the situation?
I appreicate your help and insight!
Oh I just saw the typo, I actually meant Alta the tapas restaurant. Had a great dinner for two there one night.
A good group of friends and I (they're Australian, I'm American) are halfway through our 6 week stay in nyc. Coming to the horrible realization that the company we work for is going to ship us home again we decided that we needed to be proactive with what time we have left.
We are looking for places that are really all about the food. I have to admit my pet peeve is paying a lot to eat boring/OK meals b/c some place has flashy decor and is supposed to be trendy ( ie my expereince at Abe & Aurther and a few others). That being said we're all in our 20's and enjoy places that have more character than classic white table cloth fine dining. Our price rage is moderate-high (we typically spend $50-150pp when we go out. Obviously if it's lees than that we're happy too.
Some places we've enjoyed:
I've been thinking about:
What are your favorites though? Would appreciate any advice. There are so many places to see and go I get a bit lost in all the reviews.
Also these don't have to be group friendly.. we happily spit in to twos some nights as well.
That sounds wonderful. How does pairing with only some of the courses work though-- simply ask the sommelier about the option? And do you typically pay for the whole pairing or is there some reduction in the price given you skip almost half?
Thanks for the suggestion!
My bf and I will be dining at EMP in a couple of weeks and plan on ordering the 11 course gourmand. I'm contemplating the wine pairing as well, but was wondering how much wine comes with each pairing. It seems like it varies from restaurant to restaurant so I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has been before. I'm trying to gauge how much eleven of the pairings would be in the aggregate, since I'm a smaller person and don't want to stumble out of the restaurant. *GRINS* Can anyone help shed some light?
Thanks everyone! Degustation sounds perfect. Prune looks good too though! I'll try to add it to the list as well.
I followed some of your posts Kathryn and went down the veritable rabbit hole of visiting NYC restaurant requests (3 Week Chowfest with a213b being my fav) . Here's the short list I'm working on and a lot more questions. Help????
Bagels: Ess a Bagel, Bagel Bob’s
Some more questions..:
1.) How does everyone feel about Devi now? I know it was going through a transition phase a little while ago, but I love Indian spices/flavors.
Also ass I side note I wish I could do more lunches. I would be at Jean Georges in a heartbeat, but alas I will be in the financial district M-F and unable to get away. that being said I'm limited to week nights and weekends although I am willing to go out any night of the week.
Will be in NYC in August for a few weeks with my boyfriend. In exchange for going to Eleven Madison Park (my #1 pick) he would like to dine somewhere smaller with a more intimate atmosphere and service. Any recs? We are both huge foodies willing to spend $200-300 for dinner and a bottle of wine. We're 25 years old and will travel anywhere in Manhattan. Also although we are young the restaurant doesn't have to be skewed towards a younger crowd, just good food. Any cuisine aside form Asian/Indian fusion... We eat (and love) it all.
Also I know there are approx. a million threads about visiting NYC, but if anyone wants to shout out their "must eat at" restos I'd definitely appreciate it and take note. We're here for 3 weeks so I've compiling quiet the list from previous threads.
Thanks in advance!