Monday, February 11, 2008

Rick's Roadshow in New York: Sunday Brunch...and Dinner

Rick's Roadshow in New York continues with all sorts of things today. It was part business and part leisure. Sunday brunch at The Waldorf is one of the finest in all of Manhattan, it never disappoints. It has an enormous variety of dishes, from all the traditional breakfast items, with omlette stations and even an eggs benedict station that makes variations using lobster, pork or salmon. They had a Beef Wellington that was out of this world, and a leg of Lamb that was incredible. There were all sorts of cheeses, fresh prosciutto ham, and a fresh seafood station that would even tempt Dr Wang. Lobster, King Crab legs, Oysters, and Shrimp galore.

above: The Seafood station was amazing and popular with the guests.

above: The dessert station was so tempting...creme brulee, mousse, tarts, flan, a chocolate fountain, and all kinds of pastries and cakes.

above: one of my favorite desserts, some kind of layered chocolate thing, topped with real gold decadent!

above: I just liked all the fresh orchids throughout the brunch area, it made it feel so festive.
Dinner at "Bouley"
Sunday evening I had dinner at an interesting restaurant called "Bouley", located on Broadway and Duane Street in the TriBecca area of Manhattan. I went with the tasting menu, which consisted of the following:
  • Organic Connecticut Farm Egg steamed with Black TruffleSerrano Ham, Parmesan Reggiano and 25-Year Old Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sashimi Tuna with Shaved Fennel dressed in Herb Oils and a Spicy Marinade
  • Wild King Salmon with Morels, Crosnes, Morel Purée,Fava Beans grilled a la plancha, Naval Orange Powder, and Clementine Glaze
  • Organic Colorado Rack of Lambwith homemade Sheep Milk Ricotta Gnocchi, Rocket Salad, Fava Beans,Fresh Sage, and Zucchini-Mint Purée
  • Texas Pink Grapefruit Soupinfused with Green Cardomon, Star Anise, and Tahitian Vanilla with Campari Sugar and Fromage Blanc Sorbet
  • Hot Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé with Vermont Maple Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sorbet

above: the entrance to Bouley was quite unique- a wall of fresh apples all lined up from floor to ceiling, which greeted diners with a sweet smell of apples.

There are two different dining rooms, above is the "white dining room"

above: the "red dining room", which is where I dined. It was a fun evening with a diverse menu.


elasticwaistbandlady said...

You had me at the word brunch.

Mmmmmm, brunch. There's nothing I love more than Wellington dishes. A restaurant close to us serves up the most delectable Salmon Wellington with this creamy spinach sauce. They also make a great Beef Wellington too.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh how clever is that wall of apples??? amazing rick!

smiles, bee


The apples reminded me of the willie Wonka lickable wallpaper!!
sushi is my favorite, and the pictures you captured of it have me asking my husband to bring some home near his firm in chicago!

Have a nice time in New York!

Olivia said...

If I visited the restaurant at the Astoria, I would probably stay there all day in loose clothing to try all the lovely food.

On the other hand, I love tasting menus, though they are SUCH a tease...Bouley sounds like a great adventure. I might try to go there in June when in town.


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