NYC: Prix-Fixe Lunches

Monday, June 6, 2011 7comments No tags Permalink 0

Am heading to Hong Kong tomorrow, but just wanted to leave you with four great prix-fixe meals I’ve had recently. These are all lunch prix-fixe deals, and with the exception of Del Posto and SHO Shaun Hergatt, the deals are also offered on the weekends. The weekend thing is a big plus for Pierre because he can’t take off for weekday lunches…but for those who can break for an hour or two (doctor’s appt? ;), do take advantage of the excellent deals.

I. $29 three-course lunch at Del Posto
– One of all-time favorite prix-fixe lunch deals in the city. Reservations required.
– Appetizer, entree, and dessert. With amuse, palate cleanser, and mignardise parade.
– Keep an eye out for: chocolate ricotta tortino, insalata primavera della terra with ricotta dressing, and garganelli verdi al ragu bolognese.

II. $39 three-course Greenmarket lunch or $29 three-course lunch (non-Greenmarket) at Tocqueville
– Greenmarket menu changes weekly.
– Appetizer, entree, and dessert. One option for each course for the Greenmarket menu. Multiple options for the regular prix fixe. Amuse bouche for both.
– Option to add a local cheese course for $12 for the Greenmarket menu.
– Sample dishes from the Greenmarket menu: tri-star strawberry soup, fried green tomatoes with housemade ricotta, dover sole and warm potatoes with capers.
Menu (note: not currently updated, call for details).

III. $55 five-course lunch at Bouley
– App, first entree, second entree, palate cleanser, dessert. Amuse and mignardise.
– If you get seated in the downstairs room, asked to be move to the upstairs/main room…completely changes the dining experience (for the better).
– Guests are sent home with lemon pound cake, perfect for breakfast the next day.
– Keep an eye out for: porcini flan with Alaska live dungeness crab and black truffle dashi, black cod marinated with pistachio miso.
– No menu online, though there’s a helpful thread on Chowhound on lunch at Bouley

IV. $33 three-course or $27 two-course lunch at SHO Shaun Hergatt
– Appetizer, entree, and dessert. Pick appetizer or dessert for the two-course option.
– Satur farms potatoes, ramp crème, goat cheese agnolotti, and Berkshire pork belly.
– Love the tables that look into the all-glass open kitchen.

  • anonymous
    November 30, -0001

    Have fun in Hong Kong! I can't wait to take my next trip… I'm thinking Spain :)

  • K and S
    June 7, 2011

    fun! enjoy!

  • anonymous
    June 8, 2011

    Enjoy my hometown! Eat lots of street eats and definitely hang out and the bargain streets for cheap buys. :)

  • anonymous
    June 8, 2011

    those lunches sound pretty good. thanks for reminding me about del posto's again! i gotta go try that one.

  • Ridonkulus
    June 9, 2011

    can't wait to see your hk posts! i've never been myself, just have a general idea from all those TVB dramas.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    June 9, 2011

    Thanks Stephanie! Haven't been to Spain…but would love to make it there one day!Thanks Kat! ^_^Thanks Kim! Been eating well so far…the heat and humidity is crazy though, hehehHey Danny! YES!! Del Posto was and still is an amazing deal for lunch. Hi Ridonkulus! Hope to have some up while I'm still here! ^_^

  • Euna
    June 11, 2011

    your food blog is inspirational.

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