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Jun 15, 2009 10:10 AM

High-end takeout for bedridden pregnant wife's birthday

The title pretty much sums it up. My pregnant wife has complications requiring bedrest, and our annual birthday dinner at a nice restaurant can't take place this year. Anyone know of any such restaurants that do takeout?

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  1. Where are you at? I believe Nobu has take-out.

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    1. re: mjl242

      avoid sushi...too much salt
      not good for blood pressure especially if yr wife is on bedrest

      1. re: Lettucepray

        How is there too much salt in sushi? There is very little salt in the rice and the eater controls how much soy sauce to add if any.

        1. re: KTinNYC

          Pregnant women generally avoid sushi, has to do with bacteria not salt.

          But there are plenty of top end places that deliver, where abouts do you live?

          1. re: msny98

            I think there are two reasons for pregnant women to avoid sushi, mercury and parasites. Salt is not an issue in sushi.

    2. have you thought about hiring a chef? it might be a good idea. might not reach the culinary standards of the best restaurants, but i imagine just-prepared food is much better than even the best cuisine that has suffered a journey in a plastic box.

      i will be close to due on my birthday in november too :(

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      1. re: madkittybadkitty

        I'm also pregnant and due in November and yes, sushi is one of the worst things a pregnant woman can eat. I'd also second the idea of hiring a personal chef, if your wife doesn't mind having someone home with you. I haven't had the pleasure of having this chef cook for me, but I did a story on him about a year ago (I'm a reporter) and listen to his culinary podcasts a lot. The people I talked to for my story absolutely loved him. Here's a link to his Web site: He's very good at working any kind of dietary restrictions into meals. Best of luck with the rest of the pregnancy and future baby!

      2. I once got takeout from Strip House, (to eat a somewhat rushed yet celebratory steak on a taxi ride to the airport before a great trip) and they were more than happy to oblige...

        1. Hey, William68,

          Leapfrog Caterers is run by Chef Cyril Renaud, who owned the now shuttered upscale Fleur de Sel and now owns the more casual Bar Breton. We were semi-regulars at Fleur de Sel and have become fans of Bar Breton as well because Chef Renaud's cuisine is always superb. Acc. to his website, Leapfrog is willing to cater an "intimate dinner...[w]hatever the occasion and wherever it is held." When you call, you will be speaking with his assistant, Xenia (pronounced "Shenya"). She's very sweet, and if they can do this for you and your wife, Xenia will see that it is done perfectly.

          I hope all goes well with the rest of your wife's pregnancy. Best birthday wishes to her and Bon Appetit!

          1. Thanks for your suggestions and well wishes - I will look into the personal chef option, but ideally would prefer a meal already prepared by a restaurant.

            As for location, I'm flexible. I work downtown and live midtown, but am willing to go anywhere to pick it up.

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