After 13 years of salaried man life in Paris, I took my Grand Diploma at The French Culinary Institute in New York. Now, I am Sous Chef at The French Consulate here in Manhattan.
On this blog, you will find info, tips, recipes and more from my hands-on experience...
Jun 19, 2008
Menu Tasting Testing : Tocqueville (VI)
For the last lunch of one of my very good old friend (Didier) visiting us in New York , I was looking for a fine restaurant where I could show him that this city is really number one in mixing traditional (French) cuisine and imaginative cooking from the Nouveau Monde (New World). Not an easy task to find one on a Saturday noon. Most of the good restaurants here are closed for Saturday lunch or just propose Brunch formulas. I must say that I don't enjoy brunch. I can't really say why but I think that I feel like eating a English breakfast with eggs, bacon ant tomato ketchup... I should really try to break that idea one day before leaving New York...one day...
Anyway, I finely found that French restaurant, TOCQUEVILLE, with a nice unexpensive Pre-fixe Lunch menu with pairing for less that $40...($24 if you wish to stay sober...)
Golden beet tartar, goat cheese parfait and Banyuls wine syrup
Spring garlic puree, white eggplant cannelonni and pine nut brittle