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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Enjoy!!!

Last week I was able to get a reservation (i.e., purchase a ticket) at Alinea for September. Have a reservation for Goosefoot on the same weekend. Excited. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Be excited. Be very excited.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I think the tasting menu thing is being over done by places that lack the capacity to pull it off, are charging too much for their efforts, and that is sort of taking the shine off the whole thing. I would agree that I would rather have four courses, where each course makes sense (for lack of a better term), than 15 nibbles of mediocrity.

I agree (with what you said, and what was said about small plates where one thing is good and the rest is mediocre but by the time you realize what is good, you have already eaten your 1 bite of it). Luckily alinea was absolutely not this. It truly was fantastic. It wasn't like some "nice" restaurants where they are going to hit you with a bunch of fancy ingredients without any real purpose and you will be left wondering why your black truffle foie gras morel-stack is made from baller ingredients but kind of tastes like the stuff you get at your normal neighborhood eatery...at alinea it all tastes fantastic and they only use the fancy things where the fancy things are an actual improvement.

How soon can I go back?
post #31862 of 47094
It's not Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday.
post #31863 of 47094
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Be excited. Be very excited.
I agree (with what you said, and what was said about small plates where one thing is good and the rest is mediocre but by the time you realize what is good, you have already eaten your 1 bite of it). Luckily alinea was absolutely not this. It truly was fantastic. It wasn't like some "nice" restaurants where they are going to hit you with a bunch of fancy ingredients without any real purpose and you will be left wondering why your black truffle foie gras morel-stack is made from baller ingredients but kind of tastes like the stuff you get at your normal neighborhood eatery...at alinea it all tastes fantastic and they only use the fancy things where the fancy things are an actual improvement.

How soon can I go back?

I've not been to Alinea yet but that was the type of restaurant I had in mind when I first disagreed with someone above. Some restaurants really are worth the price; it's the pretenders that give the tasting menu thing a bad name. Best meal of my life is still the one at Robuchon's and it was I think 16 courses...in truffle season smile.gif
post #31864 of 47094
le marais
post #31865 of 47094
Ahhhhh, 3-day weekend. The first of many this summer. smile.gif
post #31866 of 47094
Isn't the 3-day weekend next week? For Memorial Day ? confused.gif

Oh, unless you're Canadian I guess. According to my calendar there is something called "Victoria day"
post #31867 of 47094
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Ahhhhh, 3-day weekend. The first of many this summer. smile.gif

It must be refreshing and rewarding to have a long weekend after putting in that grueling 12.5 hour week.
post #31868 of 47094
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Isn't the 3-day weekend next week? For Memorial Day ? confused.gif

Oh, unless you're Canadian I guess. According to my calendar there is something called "Victoria day"

Yes, this is our May holiday. Living in a border region is was always great to get two huge party weekends in a row. I really miss the boating scene on the Great Lakes. frown.gif
post #31869 of 47094
Don't you hate Canada?

Yay for long weekends... I will probably spend it in the USA. Lol
post #31870 of 47094
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Don't you hate Canada?

Yay for long weekends... I will probably spend it in the USA. Lol

Why would you say I hate Canada?
post #31871 of 47094
just booked a little memorial day vacay for the family. yay!
post #31872 of 47094
From what I've seen the few times I looked, most high-end eateries don't mesh with being vegetarian. I'm okay with that, since I think spending $200/head is ridiculous, even if most of that cost is wine.


Making me happy: < 24 hours am going on vacay for 2 weeks. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #31873 of 47094
Pure Food and Wine is probably the best for raw food, vegetarian in NYC. Absurdly expensive for very cheap stuff, imo. Decent wine list though.
post #31874 of 47094
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

Making me happy: < 24 hours am going on vacay for 2 weeks. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

HANJOY!!!!
post #31875 of 47094
Ok here's something weird: I just got another Filson identical to my other one in the mail. The seller fucked up I guess. So... keep an eye out in buying and selling I suppose.
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