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cmcadams
04-29-2007, 07:30 AM
This isn't really Q... But I didn't know where else to put it.

Wine & Swine suggested a restaurant for my wife and me in NYC, and even got everything set up for us for last night. We were at the River Cafe in Brooklyn, as close to the Brooklyn Bridge as possible.

We did the 6 course tasting menu, and it was phenomenal! More details, and photos later, but W&S knows food! When he's opened up, make a point to get to his place!

Sledneck
04-29-2007, 07:57 AM
I have heard many good thinn there,ig about it but never been there, think i might take wife there next month

cmcadams
05-01-2007, 12:08 PM
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Amuse bouche of chilean sea base ceviche

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First course of scallop ceviche with sea beans and citrus/tomato

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Wild rock lobster in butter with cauliflower puree and blood orange

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Mediterranean sea bass with chorizo, shrimp, petit zucchini and smoked tomato petals
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Sauteed foie gras with brioche French bread

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Colorado rack of lamb with Moroccan lamb sausage

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Brooklyn Bridge chocolate dessert with Tahitian vanilla ice cream

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Caramel chantilly with salty and sweet sides

and the view from our table:

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cmcadams
05-01-2007, 12:09 PM
Added photos, forgot to change title.

backyardchef
05-01-2007, 02:00 PM
Very romantic place that has welcomed some of the best chefs in the city (if not the country) in their kitchen.

I can't believe you were in town and didn't get in touch, Curt.....:x :roll:

ique
05-01-2007, 02:03 PM
Wow... food looks really good. Will add to my to-do list!

SmokeInDaEye
05-01-2007, 02:18 PM
That all looks amazing! Glad you had a good time and will let John know. He's been a little crazed getting his place open.

cmcadams
05-01-2007, 03:08 PM
Sorry Matt... I was visiting my sister, but mostly celebrating with my wife. It was a pretty quick trip, but I did get in Carnegie Deli, Junior's for cheesecake, a place in Little Italy, a Spanish place near my sister's and Daisy May... And somehow ended up visiting Tiffany on 3 consecutive days!

Clint, I sent John a thank you already... But I will have to thank him again... It wasn't a cheap meal, but we won't forget it soon. I'm looking at what it will take to get out to his place once he's going strong.