I've booked Luca D'Italia and Fruition but I thought I'd come to my good ol' Chow. I'll be in Denver for 3 days in a few weeks and need some recommendations on can't miss spots - no constraints on type of cuisine or price; I would like to keep it to Denver, however so Frasca is out of the question.
Forgot to put Momofuku Ko on the 'did it' list - was there a few months ago. I'll look into Atera.
3 weeks out.
Any and all - will try anything.
You know, honestly it doesn't really matter - I like a well-appointed room, I like a dive with unexpectedly good food. We're a fairly casual couple.
Though I want to try Masa at some point - I don't think this trip is it.. so anything less than that. :D
Yes, we've been to all of them and we're going back to Per Se this trip. I thought all of them were phenomenal experiences with BF and Per Se in my top 5 of all time, EMP definitely top 10. I found the refinement of the Per Se experience second-to-none. Ramirez' play with rare fish even convinced my wife that maybe she liked seafood more than she thought she did.
If you were looking for the best meal in NYC, where would you go?
Excluding - Per Se, EMP, Brooklyn Fare.. got a return trip to Per Se coming up. JG or Le Bern? Or one of the newer spots like Jungsik?
Our plan was to get there earlier to ideally avoid a long wait and subsequently a burger at MT.
Indeed, per your note on the reservations, I dropped Luger. We want to go to Shopsin's but there are tons of other places I'd like to try as well. The lines are not great, no?
Regarding the Italian restaurant, yes. It was between Empellon Cocina and TIS on Saturday night and my wife loves any and all Mexican food plus you mentioned their bar program favorably.
Finalized, I think?
Thursday Lunch - Motorino
Friday Breakfast - Dominique Ansel Bakery
Saturday Breakfast - Murray's Bagels
Sunday Breakfast - Doughnut Plant
Monday Breakfast - Dominique Ansel Bakery, again? ;) or FPB
Thanks for all the input!
That time of year again where I come to the boards looking for recommendations on my tentative itinerary. Back to NYC it is..
So the short list of where we've been already -
What we have planned this time around:
Thursday Lunch - Motorino's
Friday Breakfast - Dominque Ansel Bakery, love this place. (any recommendations for similar spots?)
Saturday Breakfast - Ess-a-Bagel
Sunday Breakfast - Shopsin's
Monday Breakfast - open
Honestly, I'm not sure where else to go. We like cocktail bars (D&C, AyA, Angel's Share, PDT) but I'm not sure I feel like going through the enormous hassle of 3 hour waits or needing to make reservations this time around. We have pretty broad palates and like trying new places. Torrisi and NoMad are what I'm thinking currently.
Anyone been to both? Which did you prefer.. why?
Well, here's the updated schedule though now I might try to finagle it further after reading the feedback in this thread.
12PM - La Corneta
8PM - The Slanted Door
8AM - Knead Patisserie
8AM - Dynamo Doughnuts
maybe addenndum for lunch
10AM - Aubert Wines
10:30AM - Joseph Phelps Vineyards
I'll be in town for a conference and my girlfriend is tagging along. I'm trying to plan a reasonable itinerary and I think I'm doing a fairly acceptable job though I am always open to ideas. We start in SF and venture into Wine Country on the 4th. We have pretty wide tastes though a penchant for fruit-forward Cabernets and off-dry Chardonnays; we are always open, however, to broadening our horizons. No chance at TFL due to when I found out I was going to SF but we were at Per Se a few months ago so I figure a visit to Kostow is more suitable anyways.
Here's what I have currently:
Lunch - ?
Brunch - Bouchon - 11AM
Brunch/Lunch - ? - 11AM
I'm certainly open to exploring more of Sonoma on the 4th but it will be a little more difficult to squeeze in on Fri/Sat.
So, in looking at the French Staub webpage, I ran into the perfect casserole dish. The problem is: I have no idea where to buy it in the USA!
Where do I go to get a couple of these bad boys? Any ideas?
Is there a place in the northern section (we're in Corolla) where you can get fairly priced crabs? We went to Steamers in Timbuk II which is good but they only serve Snow/King crab legs. We were looking for something more like Maryland Blues.
I am looking for a restaurant for a large group (12+) in the DC area. Fogo De Chao is usually recommended but I'd like to try some place else. I was thinking perhaps Ethiopian (Etete?).. I'm not quite sure so your suggestions are welcome.