At the end of May, I went to Jean-Georges for lunch with a couple of friends and we all ordered the $148 tasting menu. (Since then, the tasting menu has gone up to $158.)
Jean-Georges is a three star Michelin restaurant and it did not disappoint. (Well, there was one thing...)
Here's everything I ate during the three hour lunch:
1/ First, a Cherry-Yuzu soda. Refreshing!
2/ A trio of amuse-bouches. The pickled radish sushi reminded me of the beet sushi at L'Arpege in Paris. A great, tasty way to start the lunch.
3/ Caviar, Meyer Lemon Gelée and Crème Fraîche. What's not to love? Rich and light at the same time.
4/ Yellowfin Tuna Ribbons, Avocado and Spicy Radish, Ginger Marinade. Tuna melted in my mouth and it was fun slurping the tuna like spaghetti. Thankfully, I didn't wear white.
5/ Goat Cheese Royale, Roasted Beer Marmalade and Toasted Crushed Pistachios. Mixed together to get everything in each bite.
6/ Slowly Cooked Cod, Lettuce Puree, Herbal-Lime Vinaigrette. I loved the crunchy bits with the super soft cod, all swimming in the lovely green broth.
7/ Suckling Pig with Baby Beets, Ginger Vinaigrette. The last savory course and the richest.
8/ Now for dessert! The running ingredient was rhubarb through all four sweets on the plate. These were afternoon-tea mini sizes, so of course I loved it.
9/ A tea break. Highly disappointing since the tea were teabags (not the highest quality of tea). Really, Jean-Georges? I expected more.
10/ A trio of chocolates, jellies, and nougat.
11/ And drum roll please... what I've been waiting for. Super fluffy, melt-in-you-mouth marshmallow cubes. One per person and cut in front of you, tableside. OMG. SO GOOD. If you can imagine what it's like to eat a cloud, this would be it.
Service was excellent, as always, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
INFO: Jean-Georges | 1 Central Park West | New York, NY 10023
COST: $148 lunch tasting menu, now $158