Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Four-Stars & Takeout (Reservations Required)

Q2 Thai
788 Ninth Avenue
(b/t 52nd St. & 53rd. St.)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 262-2236

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st Street
(b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves.)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 554-1515

I'M SORTA CHEATING on this one. I didn't so much actually eat at Le Bernardin as I did eat take-out Q2 Thai physically at Le Bernardin. I mean, we were inside the place for sure. I'm not, like, saying we were on the street outside eating take-out at Le Bernardin. We were totally upstairs, just, not so much eating off its menu.

Again, this is one of those on-a-shoot perks where you get to film the world-renowned chef of a four-star restaurant that's consistently regarded as New York's finest and so you may at some point or another actually touch the food he makes. It's like shaking the hand of someone famous and never washing it. Except, that would be gross cause we're talking about food.

Anyway, the food was alright. The Thai food, I mean. I had noodles in green curry with tofu and veggies. It was fine, spicy, whatever. Did I mention that we ate it at Le Bernardin? The kicker is that our little side door was locked when I returned from picking up the take-out, so Jeanie Cha and I had to walk up and through the restaurant with our plastic bags in hand. Hilarious.

But I've saved the best for last. As we were striking our improvised set of food beauty shots, the kitchen brought out a tray of milk chocolate pot de creme--an egg shell filled with sweet chocolate and caramel foam with maple syrup maldon sea salt. If I wanted to be really annoying, I would tell you that this dessert is only available on the $180 per person Chef's Tasting menu.

Needless to say it was incredible.

MIKE EATS NEXT TIME: He's got $700 to blow on the best food he'll ever eat.

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

so you figured out how to spell it... who knew that pot would be pronounced "poh"

yummmmmm that was really good though. maybe we can break in and steal some for later.