HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Are you making a specialty food? Get great advice
TELL US

Le Bernardin Chef's Tasting Menu Plus 1 Course

o
OlympiaGirl Jan 30, 2013 11:46 AM

I'm planning on taking my BF to Le Berniden for the Chef's Tasting menu with wine pairings.

I know the meal is already extravagant but I want to do something extra special and add a course and wine pairing to make it a meal unique to us. The restaurant will then print a special menu just for us.

My question is this: I'd like to add the Beausoleil Oysters from the Prix Fixe menu (he loves Oysters). Would this pair well with the rest of the menu, or is there something else I should add?

  1. k
    kathryn Jan 30, 2013 11:59 AM

    I think you mean Le Bernardin? Not Me Berniden, yes?

    You could add on the Egg for dessert. I think it's $22 extra.

    6 Replies
    1. re: kathryn
      o
      OlympiaGirl Jan 30, 2013 12:01 PM

      I do. I'm on a phone and it wouldn't let me correct the error.

      I'd love an extra dessert but he's more into the savory.

      1. re: OlympiaGirl
        k
        kathryn Jan 30, 2013 12:31 PM

        How about the crispy black bass? The prep has changed but a very similar dish was featured in Anthony Bourdain's Medium Raw, in the chapter where he talked about their fish butcher, Justo.

      2. re: kathryn
        o
        OlympiaGirl Jan 30, 2013 12:24 PM

        I corrected the error.

        1. re: OlympiaGirl
          k
          kathryn Jan 30, 2013 01:00 PM

          BTW, it's Le BERNARDIN with an "a" and another "r" in there. Just think of it as "Bernard" + "in" when writing it out.

          1. re: kathryn
            o
            OlympiaGirl Jan 30, 2013 01:09 PM

            Third time's the charm?? Thanks!
            Also, the black bass sounds good... And he's a big Bourdain fan...

            1. re: OlympiaGirl
              k
              kathryn Jan 30, 2013 01:17 PM

              You can see a short video clip about Justo here:
              http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/02/25/t...

              The chapter in Bourdain's Medium Raw is called "My Aim is True," definitely read it before going.

      3. kosmose7 Jan 30, 2013 12:31 PM

        If your boy friend likes sea urchin, I recommend SURF and TURF on their current menu, composed of roasted bone marrow, sea urchin, and bacon crisp. It was so good!

         
        2 Replies
        1. re: kosmose7
          o
          OlympiaGirl Jan 30, 2013 01:10 PM

          Holy moly, that looks good. This is actually making my decision harder.

          1. re: kosmose7
            ellenost Jan 30, 2013 02:23 PM

            Wow, that does look great!

          Show Hidden Posts