Reader's Poll Bday Dinner: Gato vs. Ma Peche Dim Sum
Went last night to Ma Peche. Thought the dim sum was great and lots of fun. As a previous poster said, the carts usually only had 1 or 2 servings so not ideal for a large group, BUT Ma Peche still offers a large format meal for big groups (not sure of the details but it's on their website). A very large group was there last night and everything they were served looked amazing. Worth looking into.
Just returned from the new dim sum format at Ma Peche.
Verdict: delicious food and a lot of fun!
Not all of the items listed on the website were offered, but that gives me reason to return. I had:
Black bass and foie gras (a favorite dish from the Kappō);p
Roasted rack of lamb
Lobster and lemongrass butter (choice of tail, claw or knuckles)
Trout roe with potato pancakes (heated tableside)
Vegetable fried rice
1/2 Habanero fried chicken (1/2 taken home)
Special spicy beet stew
Apple and peanut butter dessert.
The various carts regularly circle the dining room, but no traffic jams. If you don't get a chance to take something from one of the carts, the cart will be back shortly.
Really enjoyed the interaction with the servers and cooks. Reminded me of the interaction at EMP. As a solo diner, I felt always engaged.
Ma Peche has a recently expanded beverage program with a beautiful book.
Highly recommend the new format!
i agree with this. when i went for lunch last week, the carts usually only had 1 or at most 2 of each dish. i'm sure the carts will be going around more frequently during dinner, but 10 might be too large of a group for everyone to share all dishes at once.
i also think its probably too early to go to Gato. i'm big into giving places 3-6 months after they open before checking them out.