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Jan 9, 2014 07:21 PM

Best Dishes 2014

Since I started the 2013 Best earlier last year. I figured I'd start the 2014 even earlier. Let's keep it going.
Nha Trang Centre: Pho Bo Satee
China Blue: 3 Cup Chicken
Po: Gnocchi w/ Pork Belly Ragu
Pig and Khao: Crispy Pata
Terroir: Veal Meatball Sandwich
Kori Tribeca: Japchae
Takahachi: Buu Pork Taco

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  1. We're only ten days into 2014 but so far I've enjoyed:

    Betony - sunchoke veloute with hazelnuts and granny smith apple

    Benoit - roast chicken with pommes puree

    Mission Cantina - chicken wings

    M. Wells Dinette - rabbit and foie terrine

    Moti Mahal - scallops appetizer with mango and celery puree

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    1. re: Scott_C

      I like the sound of that scallop dish and Ive never been to Moti Manal, so, i'm glad you posted.
      Doesn't matter if it's only ten days in, this way we can all get ideas of where to go in the future. Thanks again.

    2. I'll amuse myself by adding 2 more dishes.
      Fried Iwashi ( sardine) at Blue Ribbon Izakaya
      Tempura uni and scallop together w/side shishito pepper also at Blue Ribbon Izakaya ( photos)

      1. I've dined out only twice this year (so far), but the following dishes were outstanding:

        Atera: Matsutaki mushroom consommé with pine nut miso and foie gras; aged wagyu beef with shaved white truffle

        Heidelberg: potato latkes (not kidding).

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        1. re: ellenost

          Both dishes sound great. Ive never been to Atera, Also, I love potato latkes. I made some Trader Joe's latkes the other day and they were decent, but I'm sure Heidelberg's were much better. Thanks for New places for me to try.
          Today : Viet Cafe's vegetarian crabcakes, really crispy and delicious.

          1. re: ellenost

            Adding to my list:

            EMP: new hot pastrami with mustard on rye.

            1. re: ellenost

              The NoMad: chicken liver mousse.

              Betony: chicken liver mousse; lobster.

              Ma Peche: habanero fried chicken.

            2. re: ellenost

              Agreed on the aged wagyu beef with truffles, we had it a few days ago and we adored. It was my second time there and definitely want to go again. Here is a picture of the dish, but I also have a video on instagram @foodemotion

              1. re: Ffromsaopaulo

                Thanks for posting the photo; I had forgotten to take a photo until 1/4 way through the dish. Atera has become one of my favorite restaurants.

                1. re: ellenost

                  I loved going there again! A winner.

            3. The Dutch - fried chicken with honey butter biscuits

              Dominique Ansel - apple tarte tatin

              1. The foie dish at the NoMad was very good, different from every other foie gras terrine being served around town.

                It's marinated in cognac, and then apple wood smoked. It was incredible, almost cheese-like.

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                1. re: LucidInterval

                  That sounds like an interesting version of foie terrine. I recommend you try it at Paradou, they have 5 or 6 versions there.