the lovely MsMargaret and I had dinner at GB&G last night...superb in every aspect. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, so they bought us a prosecco at the bar. elegant start. when we did get seated--side-by-side, facing the room from a banquet, another elegant touch--we ordered a la carte:
herself: seared foie gras with an Oregon Pinot Noir; seared Halibut with a white wine (Falanghina) from the Campagna region).
myself smoked sea trout with that Italian white; and roasted duck with a Rhone-style red from Italy (Sangiovese/Merlot blend).
together: a melon ice cream sundae.
every bite, it seemed like there was something new on the tongue; service was efficient and unobtrusive, our waiter was attentive in a good way, answered many-many questions, etc. etc., the other diners were interesting to look at and aside from a job interview, I'm pretty sure, to my right (the guy who did ALL the talking probably didn't get it), we could hear that people were talking but not what they said.
all together, a great experience.
the nick? $215 for two plus a hefty tip.
Gotham Bar and Grill
12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
RCC: good point on the wine identity. the waiter had said "Rhone-style," and (but?) the on-line menu identified the grapes as reported...in any case, it was wonderful....I'm considering changing the "best meal ever" entry in my profile.
this is a copy-and-paste off said online menu: Sangiovese/Merlot "Muschén" Selvagrossa Marche, Italy