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Le Bernardin Chef's Tasting Menu Plus 1 Course

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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. 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!

     
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      OlympiaGirl Jan 30, 2013 01:10 PM

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

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        ellenost Jan 30, 2013 02:23 PM

        Wow, that does look great!

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        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.

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          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.

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            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.

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            OlympiaGirl Jan 30, 2013 12:24 PM

            I corrected the error.

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              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.

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                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...

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                  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.

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