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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

A special occasion birthday dinner brought me to the new NYC location of a critically acclaimed Indian restaurant from New Delhi. It was among the inventive $75 prix fixe dinner that I discovered this week’s Dish of the Week, an Indian-New York mash-up.

Price: part of $75 prix fixe/$9 a la carte

INDIAN ACCENT
123 West 56th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenue),
Midtown West
(212) 842-8070
indianaccent.com/newyork

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

GABRIEL KREUTHER, 41 West 42nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue), Midtown West

Gabriel Kreuther is a pretty well-known name in the groups I run in. First off, he is an established and highly praised Alasatian chef in the New York food world (Michelin stars and everything). And secondly, I used to work at The Modern, the restaurant for which he received 3 stars in the New York Times.

I worked alongside him every day, but we barely exchanged words and I rarely ate the food he cooked. I worked at the Bar Room, which was a more casual version of his Dining Room menu. He definitely oversaw the recipes, but the service was run by some of his sous chefs. That being said, I once had dinner at the Dining Room and he provided us with a fantastic meal.

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

ASTRID Y GASTON, At Casa Moreyra, Avenue Paz Soldán 290, San Isidro, Lima, Peru

It’s hard for me to do what I’m about to do, but it must be done. I have never selected a dish of the week that was not consumed in New York City. It goes against my entire brand. But I recently returned from a trip to Peru and there was one dish I tasted that puts everything else I’ve tasted in New York this year to shame. And so rules are meant to be broken.

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Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures.

Because I am not part of the 1%, I don’t get to eat at too many fancy restaurants. But a few times a year, I get lucky (either from a big bonus check or a special event). Earlier this year in the freezing cold, I was asked by Tastemade to make a video on Marc Forgione. The restaurant is named for the Iron Chef who also handles the menu. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time (look for some of the dishes to appear on my 100 Best list), but unfortunately one I will probably not be able to repeat for quite a while.

Marc Forgione


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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

JEAN-GEORGES, 1 Central Park West (between West 61st Street and Columbus Circle), Upper West Side

My birthday, as it does every year, just came around. And while it means I get another year older, it also means I get to have a blow out meal and hit one of the high-end restaurants I wouldn’t dream of going to the rest of the year.

This year, it was Jean-Georges, which recently received a second round of four stars from the New York Times. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the city’s most lauded restaurateurs with a range of restaurants around town. His namesake (and one of the few I have not been to) is in the Trump Tower just across from Central Park.

It’s a little different from most haughty French fine dining restaurants since the chef adds some international (mostly Asian) twists to the refined food. Also, service at these types of restaurants often strike me as stuffy, but the young lady who took care of us was genuinely helpful, considerate, and without any pretense. Along with the food, it made for an excellent birthday meal.

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

BÂTARD, 239 West Broadway (between White and Walker Street), TribecaGoing into the James Beard nominated Bâtard, there were two dishes I knew I had to get. This fancy (but approachable) new restaurant in the old Corton space in Tribeca has gotten rave reviews across the board. And the two dishes everybody talks about are the octopus “pastrami” and the caramelized milk bread dessert.

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