An early reservation allowed us to linger over our tasting menus. To begin we carefully studied the extensive offerings and the fabulous wine list. The staff made an excellent recommendation of a chablis as our wine and the 2012 vintage stood up well to all seven courses of our meal. First course for my wife was the egg cavier (scrambled egg in the shell with cavier on top served in a unique dish) a Jean Georges signature dish. I enjoyed as a first the toasted Foie Gras with Brioche and Black Truffle Marmalade and hoped my cardio physcian does not read this. It was warm, full flavored and a perfect start. Next course for my wife included diver scallops served topped with a carmamelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion which was a textural variety dish. My course of Hamachi sashimi topped with sherry vinaigrette and crystallized pecans was a better choice and I wish there was more! Third courses included a parsnip soup over sea foam (wonderful and unusual) and a mushroom salad with wild greens which had perfectly chilled mushrooms. Turbot with Chateau Chalon sauce had the effect of off setting the bland fish with a creamy delicious sauce and I enjoyed a black sea bass in a fragrant coconut juice grilled to perfection and the coconut sauce just enough sweet. Next came Lobster tartine with lemongrass and fenugreek broth and topped with pea shoots which was good but no comparision to the roasted Maine lobster served Romanesco with smoked chill-almond emulsion which was tender lobster with added spice. Next broiled squab with onion compote and with a side of Foie Gras on corn pancake competed with my spice crusted venison medallion accompanied by chestnut puree and red cabbage (meat lovers dream). Finally we enjoyed a chocolate tasting that should be "a last meal" and a citrus cheese cake that was fantastic. Complimentary chocolates ended the evening. The service, knowledge of food and wine, patience with guest request, quiet elegance made this a true multi star experience. Foget the price eat the tasting menu!
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