Thursday, May 20, 2010

LIVE FROM NEW YORK - Perry Street restaurant

New York – May 19th – Perry Street # 1.   Lunch at Jean-George’s Perry Street restaurant in the Richard Meier Towers on the Hudson River in the West Village to celebrate the success of the guide book I photographed, Shopping in Marrakech, written by  James Beard award winning author, Susan Simon and published by The Little Bookroom.  The elegant yet simple décor is relaxed, the seating is mostly banquette, which makes for easy conversation and the three course Taste of Spring, menu was delicious.
Above: Warm asparagus with morels and wild mushrooms.

Perry Steet # 2.   This is Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s eighth restaurant in Manhattan and boast a Michelin star and a three star (excellent) rating from Frank Bruni in the New York Times.
Above:  The classic cheeseburger is char-grilled and comes with Russian dressing and crispy onions.

Perry Street # 3.    “The expertly orchestrated interplay of flavors and yin-yang balance of effects in many of the dishes here are classic Jean-Georges, as are the clarity and lightness of his sauces and broths, which cast the stocks of previous eras as lumbering dinosaurs…” Mr. Bruni wrote in the New York Times.
Above.  The classic cheesecake gets a makeover with Rhubarb and strawberries; the Rhubarb ice cream sits on a bed of crunching crumbled biscuits.
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