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Aug 18, 2010 11:44 AM

First Time Visit to Blue Hill at Stone Barns Tomorrow

My wife and I are heading to BHSB tomorrow evening for an anniversary dinner. It will be our first time there, and I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions. We're going to try to get their early so we can check out the farm a little bit. Any ordering suggestions? I understand that they don't use a traditional menu, but I assume that they offer an opportunity to tell them what you particularly like/dislike, or what you absolutely won't eat.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. Map out a McDonalds or a Pizza joint on the route home. You will be hungry when you leave.

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      1. re: princeofpork

        To put a contrarian view - wife and self had the tasting dinner a couple of years ago with wine pairings, and left the place absolutely stuffed. Neither of us are huge eaters but shortage of food was not a problem. It was delicious too.

      2. go early, check out the grounds, it's beautiful.

        they'll give you a huge list of ingredients that might be in tonight's meal. you let them know if you have any allergies or extreme dislikes, and they'll go from there. you'll either get a 5 'course' or 8 'course' tasting menu; both contain same amount of food. the 5 course one a month ago was more adventurous, with bone marrow, and some type of face bacon as a couple of the courses.

        we left full, but...i think it's way too hyped for the price point. and i love momofuku(s), which have received hype out the wazoo...and have no problems paying that amount for something which is worth it (i'll be doing that this weekend). i just didn't think it matched up.

        i keep meaning to put up a post of our recent time there, but just haven't had the desire. it's much easier to post something when you're enthusiastic.

        1. Go to the bar and have one of their wonderful cocktails, and walk around the grounds or hang out on the terrace with your drink.

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          1. re: gutsofsteel

            Agree with gutsofsteel (fabulous cocktails) and Princeof pork and bob gaj (over-hyped, over-priced and under-whelming)...

            1. re: Marge

              agree with marge! was not looking for a diner after and I'm a huge eater. just appreciate the farm and the concept behind it. the bar is great and the tea cart is top notch.

          2. try to have dessert on the terrace