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Must-have dishes at Jean-Georges?

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jhggeyser Sep 20, 2009 07:48 PM

My gf is taking me to Jean-Georges for my birthday next wkd. For a variety of reasons, we're not going to do the tasting menu. Are there any dishes we absolutely must try? Please advise.

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    goodcookie Sep 20, 2009 08:02 PM

    the duck with a jordan almond crust

    1. hcbk0702 Sep 20, 2009 09:00 PM

      Assuming this is for dinner:

      Santa Barbara sea urchin, black bread, jalapeño and yuzu
      Foie gras brulee with slowly roasted strawberries
      Sweet pea soup, croutons and Parmesan
      Gulf shrimp with smoked bacon, papaya mustard and avocado
      Turbot with Chateau Chalon sauce
      Parmesan crusted organic chicken, artichoke, basil and lemon butter
      Duck breast topped with cracked Jordan almonds, amaretto jus

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        bronwen Sep 21, 2009 09:24 AM

        I second the parmesan crusted chicken - the desserts are awesome too.

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        hungrycomposer Sep 20, 2009 09:19 PM

        Foie gras brulee

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          sidwich Sep 20, 2009 10:10 PM

          The turbot with Chateau Chalon sauce makes me want to lick the plate. The sea urchin is also outstanding.

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            fm1963 Sep 22, 2009 09:37 AM

            Yes, oh God, that sauce! Oh my God. I was in ecstasy.

            Go for turbot.

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            RGR Sep 20, 2009 10:36 PM

            I'm a foie gras addict and had very high expectations for the foie brulée; however, it really didn't bowl me over. Now, the turbot with the Chateau Chalon really was a died-and-gone-to-heaven experience! Defnitely not to be missed!

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              jhggeyser Sep 21, 2009 04:54 AM

              This is extraordinarily useful, all, and it seems like the turbot is a consensus hit. That's a third course, I believe; curious about the first and second as well. -jhg

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                Spiritchaser Sep 21, 2009 05:55 AM

                The Sweetbreads are incredible as is the garlic soup w/ frogs legs.

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                  veggielover Sep 22, 2009 09:43 AM

                  I agree with the garlic soup with crispy frog legs. It was my favorite dish of the meal.

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              ChemWork Sep 21, 2009 06:27 AM

              jhgeyser:

              I will also recommend the foie, the garlic soup, and the fish with Chateau Chalon (I had skate at lunch).

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                tribecafoodnerd Sep 22, 2009 09:52 AM

                I second the foie gras brulee and young gralic soup and I also really liked the red snapper crusted with nuts and seeds. Enjoy!

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                raw60 Sep 22, 2009 10:20 AM

                The egg caviar is also wonderful.

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                  jhggeyser Sep 23, 2009 02:31 PM

                  Again, thanks all. Any strong feelings about the Black Sea Bass, the Rack of Lamb or the Grilled Beef Tenderloin? -john

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                    veggielover Sep 26, 2009 02:55 PM

                    I had the black sea bass. I remember it being good, but I didn't find it memorable.

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