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Le Bernardin - what to order?

Question about the 3 course lunch menu: Is it three course of seafood (with a dessert being ala carte if wanted) or is it two fish courses with the 3rd course being dessert?


Apr 20, 2015
white light in Manhattan

Cost of Scallops Nationwide?

I just paid around $13 per pound this but that's from a friend of a friend that goes out on a scallop boat. Retail at the fish market they're probably around twice that. (NJ).

Feb 02, 2015
white light in General Topics

Suggest a soup (or side) for this menu.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Now I'm leaning towards skipping it since there will be apps and dessert in addition to what I mentioned though if I wind up having extra time I'll stick with something light/small. Thanks again.

Dec 16, 2014
white light in Home Cooking

Christmas Dinner: in charge of turkey and ham and mashed potato -- but traveling 5 hours to get there, arriving just 2 hours before scheduled dinner time

I'd start with scheduling the dinner an hour or two later.

Suggest a soup (or side) for this menu.

Planning the xmas even meal and I feel like I need to add something. I was thinking a soup but am open to a side as well. Bonus if it's gluten-free and/or make a head. Thanks!

-Roasted beet and blood orange salad w/ goat cheese
-Braised (red wine) short ribs over creamy polenta (mascarpone)
-Green beans with shallots and/or pine nuts

Dec 15, 2014
white light in Home Cooking

Butter Steak (cut)

I don't usually either unless it's a london broil.

Apr 18, 2014
white light in Home Cooking

Butter Steak (cut)

Yeah, I have a couple of guests who like stuff cooked medium-well to well so that's why there are two pieces (there's no way I want to eat it cooked that way haha).

Thinking of doing a chimichurri sauce. Would it be a good idea to marinade or just salt/pepper/olive oil it?

Thanks for all the input.

Apr 18, 2014
white light in Home Cooking

Butter Steak (cut)

She went in looking for a skirt steak and they didn't have one and said this would be similar but more tender/less chew.

I just called and they said treat it like a flat iron. Recommended grilling it 6 minutes per side w/ salt and pepper and garlic. Looks kind of thin to me for 12 minutes on a hot grill though.

Here's a pic.

Apr 18, 2014
white light in Home Cooking

Butter Steak (cut)

My wife brought this home from the butcher for Easter dinner. I've never heard of this cut; any suggestions on how to cook it?


Apr 18, 2014
white light in Home Cooking

Prime 13 Resto Point Pleasant

Wondering if anyone has anything to report about this place?

Feb 11, 2014
white light in New Jersey

Pizza Stone ... Which one?


Sep 14, 2012
white light in Cookware

Is a Pizza Stone necessary?

Another vote for the Fibrament Baking Stone. I spent a lot of time researching various stones and have been very happy with it.

This peel will make your life much easier too:

And a very basic but awesome approach to making pizza at home:

Jun 04, 2012
white light in Home Cooking

40th birthday party at home -- menu suggestions needed!

If you are going to do this try to get a hold of a second grill and one or two people who can be dedicated helpers.

May 05, 2012
white light in General Topics

The Negroni

A classic Negroni is equal portions (gin/campari/sweet vermouth). I could cite sources but I'm not sure if they're been to Italy 12 times so I won't bother.

Mar 05, 2012
white light in Spirits

Paleo Friendly Restaurants in Atlantic City

Basically anyplace where you can get some meat and vegetables would probably suffice.

Feb 25, 2012
white light in New Jersey

Looking for coupe glasses

Those coupe glasses are $45 for the set; not $24.

Feb 12, 2012
white light in Spirits

Cookbook 101: List Some Fundamental Cookbooks (Suggestions Needed)

-Joy of Cooking
-How to Cook Everything
-Complete Techniques (Jacques Pepin )

Jan 29, 2012
white light in Home Cooking

How do I Pan Fry Rib Eye ??

I'd use a heavy flat pan and maybe use this technique (it's a little odd but the results are good if you want to strictly use a pan/stovetop):

Jan 19, 2012
white light in Home Cooking

Range Hood vs OTR Microwave

Absolutely go with vent with external ductwork imo. Maybe use a microwave cabinet (if you have room) to free up some counter space.

Jan 14, 2012
white light in Cookware

Cracked Granite. They say normal. I say BS. What do you think??

Why is there mesh material glued to the bottom of the stone then... is that normal? Our granite doesn't have that nor does anyone's else I've noticed. It's there to repair the CRACK in the stone. Don't settle for anything less than full replacement. I went through something similar and it was a headache but get it done right.

Nov 22, 2011
white light in Cookware

how do these gins compare flavor-wise?

"PS I did read on here that New Amsterdam is not loved by gin enthusiasts due to its high citrus content and lack of juniper....but it may be something Id like in mixed drinks esp since Im just getting into gin)"

That's how I felt about it. It almost seemed like an orange vodka to me.

Sep 28, 2011
white light in Spirits

How to use leftover, flat ginger ale?

Shake with rum and fresh lime; strain and serve.

Sep 06, 2011
white light in Home Cooking

Grilled pizza accompaniments

Throw some clams on the grill and serve with melted butter.

Aug 01, 2011
white light in Home Cooking

Beef Recomendation for Braising

short ribs (though they've gone up in cost the past few months it seems).

Jul 13, 2011
white light in Home Cooking

Mixx - Manasquan

We had a similar experience. It definitely was loud and the meal took forever to get through (I'm not sure if the delays in the food was service or the kitchen or a combo of both). We tried about a 6 different things at our table; a couple were pretty good and the rest just okay. That being said we'd probably go back since it's still new to us, local and there are some other things on the menu i'd like to try. Aside from the amount of time it took, it was a relatively positive experience.

Jun 18, 2011
white light in New Jersey

Recipe for a Crowd Plz

I've made Planter's Punch (Dale Degroff's recipe) in one of those vessels with success.

Jun 07, 2011
white light in Spirits

Perfect Cheeseburger

Agree with the bit about processed american cheese... lost me with everything else.

Mar 16, 2011
white light in Recipes

Besh's Creamy Polenta Recipe

Stovetop. I'll give the oven baked method a try in the future. Thanks

Feb 28, 2011
white light in Home Cooking

best easy roast chicken method?

If I were gong to add some potatoes to the Keller approach (chicken into a pan @450 for about an hour), what would be the best way to incorporate them? I'm thinking about waiting for about 30 minutes for some of the fat to render then adding some red potatoes in that have been halved or quartered?

Feb 22, 2011
white light in Home Cooking

Surf Taco coming to Red Bank

The surf taco is okay... everything else is bland bland bland.

Feb 17, 2011
white light in New Jersey