Today was so beautiful and bright it was as if all of New York came out to play. People on bicycles and people on rollerskates, people running and people kissing, people walking between meetings and people hand in hand.
I sat on a shiny green bench eating roasted peanuts and smiled at all the life around me. To my left, a man played Moon River on his saxophone so sweetly, the notes floated high into the air.
Two drifters off to see the world…
When I moved to New York five years ago, I knew the tasting menu at Le Bernardin would be in my future. Lucky for me, my little sister and baby brother are now both residents of Manhattan and made this little dream of mine come true last week.
It was sublime.
We had fresh, melt-in-your-mouth uni, wild striped bass, lobster, monkfish, salmon, and other tastiness combined in deceptively simple, delicate, and often surprising ways. How divine for a seafood lover like me.
Thank you brother, sister, and Chef Eric Ripert, for the beginning of a wildly delicious new year.
Amuse bouche (divine uni on the right)
Wild Striped Bass Tartare (my favorite)
Crispy Black Bass
Yogurt Foam, Pumpkin Seed Granola, Mandarin Sorbet
Happiest of birthdays to me !