wd-50, Second Tasting

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8comments No tags Permalink 0

Many thanks to John for another wonderful dinner at wd-50. This past weekend, we had the tasting menu, as we did the first time around in January. There were many overlaps on tasting menu, but the kitchen was more than kind enough to accommodate and replace the dishes we already had with something new. We opted to keep two of our favourites from January’s visit: the Foie Gras with Lilikoi, and the Squab and Butternut Noodles.

The one dish I did not enjoy much was the Snails, Red Lentils, Juniper, Orange. Love snails, love lentils, and juniper, and orange. But lentils cooked in orange juice? I’ll pass on that.

As far as dessert went, we mixed it up and added a few more for variety. The definite highlight was the Soft Chocolate, Peppermint Ice Cream, Black Cardamom, Toffee…though the pre-dessert of Vanilla Ice Cream, Balsamic, Raspberry was just as splendid. One thing I couldn’t help noticing: they’ve cut down on the mignardises! In January we had the Cocoa Packets along with Pear-Pistachio Cake, and Chocolate and Milk Ice Cream. This time there was no Pear-Pistachio Cake.

Oyster Pan Roast

Corned Duck, Rye Crisp, Purple Mustard, Horseradish Cream

Aerated Foie, Pickled Beet, Tamarillo-Molasses, Brioche

Foie Gras, Lilikoi, Chinese Celery. Lilikoi here.

Eggs Benedict

Cold Fried Chicken, Buttermilk-Ricotta, Tabasco, Caviar

Snails, Red Lentils, Juniper, Orange

Pork Loin, Charred Leeks, Caraway Mashed, Coconut-Mustard. Another View.

Squab, Butternut Noodles, Cream Soda, Carob. January’s plating here.

Vanilla Ice Cream, Balsamic, Raspberry

Soft Chocolate, Peppermint Ice Cream, Black Cardamom, Toffee. Compare with this take of Milk Chocolate Cream, Devils Food, Banana, and Coffee in January.

Cheesecake, Pineapple, Raisin, Saffron, Lime

Caramelized Brioche, Apricot, Buttercream, Lemon Thyme. Compare to to the version we had January with Caramelized Brioche, Gala Apples, Sage, and Brown Butter Sorbet.

Cornbread Pudding, Lemongrass, Prune

Cocoa Packets, Milk Ice Cream

50 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-2900

  • K and S
    November 30, -0001

    The cocoa packets look like an interesting dessert.I love to try tasting menus, have you tried the one at Alan Wong? loved it with their wine pairings.

  • anonymous
    May 12, 2009

    Kicking myself for not saving up the money and having the foresight to get reservations there last month. I literally dreamed about eating there one night. I hope it’s as good as it was in my dream. Soon…

  • Justin
    May 12, 2009

    strangely I’ve never dined here… what do you do with the cocoa packets? Do you eat them whole? I’ll have to remember to check back to see if you post the answer.

  • Tamakikat
    May 12, 2009

    Mmm mmmmm! That all looks delicious. (I second you on the lentils cooked in orange juice though-doesn’t sound like a great combo.)Happy eating:)TK

  • Kathy YL Chan
    May 13, 2009

    Hey Anna!One day, one day! ^_^ Hey Justin!You eat it whole…pretty neat, huh? :)Hey Tamakikat!It was delicious meal! :) The lentils was the only disappointing dish.Hey Kat!Nooo, I must do that the next time I am back home!! :D

  • JFR
    May 14, 2009

    As a lover of anything citrus-flavored, I have to admit I enjoyed the lentils/orange combination, Kathy! And who woulda thunk I would like snails?!

  • Justin
    May 15, 2009

    wow, I’m totally intrigued by the packets now. worth a visit just for that I think.

  • Justin
    May 24, 2009

    whoa, I stopped by and the cocoa packet dessert was $15. a little steep.

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