Just heard that Animal was picked as the best new chefs by FOOD & WINE for 2009. I was able to get a rez for this coming Saturday. Which created a dilemma. Should we drop either AOC or Lucques to re-book Church & State? Or maintain the drop of Church & State and keep AOC and Lucques?? We are only in town 4 nights.
Since we are not bi-coastal much, the chances of us getting to revisit are slim and we want to get the best experiences possible.
Feedback is appreciated.
By the way:
Breakfast and lunches I have a bunch selected based on where we are roaming in the city so feedback not needed there. But dinners secured are:
Much as I like both AOC and Lucques, I would drop one of them (which one would depend on whether you want little plates and a variety of wines [AOC] or a "regular" meal [Lucques]) to go to Church & State; although they are very different restaurants, they are both from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. Church & State features the cooking of the very talented Walter Manzke and should not be missed if you are inclined to travel downtown.