A Taste of Le Bernardin at 10 Arts
I just saw this on Foobooz....
Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin comes to Philadelphia for just five nights. 10 Arts by Eric Ripert will offer a “Taste of Le Bernardin” Tuesday, November 1st through Saturday, November 5th.The five-course dinner is $95 per person with an optional $45 wine pairing.
On Tuesday night Eric Ripert will be there in a flesh and guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle. A Le Bernardin-inspired pairing will also be available in the 10 Arts’ Lounge. Juniper Cured Gravlax will be served up with a signature Gin Martini.
Chef Ripert’s five-course menu will include one of Pastry Chef Monica Glass’ desserts:
Fluke ~ Progressive Tasting of Marinated Fluke; From Simple to Complex
Bacalao ~ Grilled Salted Cod; Hearts of Baby Romaine, “Caesar Vinaigrette”
Salmon ~ Barely Cooked Salmon; Wasabi-Bean Purée, Yuzu Emulsion
Striped Bass ~ Sautéed Striped Bass; Pickled Cucumbers, Black Garlic-Persian Lime Sauce
Mont Blanc ~ Roasted Chestnut Cream, Meringue, Pear
I am actually going to the Bourdain/Ripert show at the Merriam on Nov. 2, but I don't think there is enough time to do this meal and make the show. However, I have already made a reservation for Saturday night (Nov. 5). My birthday is on the 7th and I can't think of a better meal to celebrate it with this year.
As a New Yorker who visits Le Bernardin once a year and follows the Philly board because of frequent visits to Bucks County, let me urge Philly hounds to rush to your phones to book this meal. You are getting the equivalent of a $125 meal for $95, one of the finest meals you're likely to have in a long time. The four seafood dishes on the menu have been on LeB's menu and are among my favorites. I'm not sure which wines are being paired, but you certainly can't go wrong with the additional $45 for a glass of wine with each course. Looking forward to hearing what hounds who have this meal report.