In December, I went to NYC with my parents and my brother to check out the city during Christmastime and to celebrate my brother finishing up his master's degree. I happily made reservations in one of my favorite foodie towns to introduce the fam to the food experiences I love.
It's been a while so I don't exactly remember what we ate at those places and some of the dishes are the family's vegetarian options. My mom did take home a menu at wd~50 but I don't have possession of it. I asked my family if they had wanted to partake in a tasting menu, knowing that this would be a special experience. To my delight, my family agreed to pulling out all of the stops there or as my dad enthusiastically exclaimed, "Let's go for it!"
Here's a photographic journey of an incredible meal.
|A hamachi nigiri starter|
|The vegetarian starter|
|Sweet shrimp with chesnut, cranberry and these delightful, slightly crispy straws.|
|Cheese puffs... not sure what the rest is but I remembered the puffs were great!|
|Soup with caviar|
|This was awesome. I think it was mackerel with carrots.|
|My family's vegetarian option|
|Tender, delicious octopus baked with risotto|
|I also don't know what this is since it was the vegetarian option...|
|Crab toast with mint. It was crunchy and light.|
|Black bass with Asian flavors and root vegetables|
|Vegetables, mushrooms & parsnip puree for my vegetarian family|
|Fish version of the dish for me!|
|Braised vegetables with these cheese puffs|
|No idea what this was... I see bok choy.|
|This was a palate cleanser but perhaps one of our favorite dishes of the night! A sorbet was hidden below a frozen cucumber disk. It was reminiscent of a refreshing pie in sorbet form.|
|A fluffy ice milk meringue and fruit presented like a fruit tart with nut crumbles.|
|S'mores! Recognizable but utterly and delicously different.|
It was a memorable, enjoyable experience. My mother, who normally doesn't drink even had a little wine! We had a lot of fun and I can still taste the food in my memories. Thanks Wylie!