Last night I took my mother and stepdad to WD-50, famous for molecular gastronomy. It's run by Wylie Dufresne. We took part in their 13-course tasting menu:
Saffron-Coconut Ice Cream/Caviar/Poppy Seed
Squash-Roasted Peanut Soup/Cockscomb/Fig Tobacco
Sweetbreads/Cucumber-Lychee/Tonic/Fermented Black Bean
Sea Scallop/Berbere Granola/Carrot/Marcona
Corned Beef Cheek/Tendon/Banana-Horseradish/Myoga
Rabbit/Spring Onion/Hibiscus/Thai Basil
Cured Duck Breast/Curds-N-Whey/Sweet Potato/Rice Noodles
Bartlett Pear Sorbet/Honey-Milk Crisp/Tarragon
Key Lime Pie/Ritz Cracker/Cherry
Apple Tart/Concord Grape/Swiss Chard/Pistachio
Beer Malt Ice Cream/Pretzel/Passion Fruit
It was AMAZING. Tonight we ate at the SoHo Grand. I got Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes and fresh made Apple Cider Donuts.
Tomorrow it's Red Farm: greenmarket, modern and inventive Chinese, supercharged dim sum.
God I love living here.