Under: American,Michelin 2010 Guide,Michelin 2011 Guide,Midtown West,My Life
After an afternoon of shopping on 5th Avenue, we decided to grab a very late lunch at The Modern before having dinner later that evening at Le Bernardin. I picked up a present for Ken at Tiffany’s (very secretly) and we met up at Trump Tower to walk to the restaurant together. We started off with their bread basket:
The baguette was a little too tough or stale but the whole wheat bread was a little better. We were all very hungry so we ordered right away – Mrs. Chen ordered the fall salad with pomegranate seeds:
My mom ordered the parpadelle with lobster:
Dr. Chen ordered the pork belly:
Ken ordered the lamb:
And I ordered the pan fried skate:
Ken was originally going to order the lobster as well but he wanted to order meat since he knew we were going to celebrate his birthday later that evening at Le Bernardin. The lobster was very sweet and drenched in butter (the more the merrier, I say!) and the pasta was a nice al dente. The skate was a little bit on the oily side but still delicious – it could have used a little more seasoning (or citrus!) but it was still very good, especially since I was so hungry!
Dr. Chen was finally able to eat pork belly (we didn’t order it the night before when we had a big meal at Peking Duck House) and he liked it a lot. My mom has said that she will prepare a pork belly dish when we visit Chicago for Thanksgiving this year!
Me and my mom at lunch:
And me and Ken: