It's time to explore the sensuous flavors of New York City's culinary culture! NY Restaurant Week commenced on January 17th, and diners took advantage of delicious tasting menus at unmissable prices. A week full of an array of tastes from some of Manhattan’s trendiest restaurants - and these four restaurants are highly recommended.
Sweetbriar, the acclaimed Michelin-awarded restaurant situated in the luxurious Park South Hotel and directed by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman, known for his masterful dishes of live fire cooking with ingredients sourced from New York State's seasonal harvest, presented guests with a 3-course prix fixe dinner menu at an exquisite cost of $45 per person. Its delectable menu included a medley of starters, mains, and desserts for you to savor. Starting with a Nuts & Caesar salad or Fall Radish Carpaccio as an appetizer, followed by French-style delicacies like Smoked Chicken with sweet potatoes and figs, Salmon Mi Cuit with beets and Crème Fraîche or Hanger Steak served alongside Crispy potato&swiss chard topped off by brown butter hollandaise sauce. For those who save room for dessert, the grilled pear pizzette, chocolate mousse, or flan De Caramelo were all winning choices.
Hortus NYC, a stylish and Michelin-recognized restaurant owned by prestigious Managing Partner Suhum Jang (Per Se, Daniel, Jungsik) and helmed by renowned Executive Chef Lenny Moon (Barn Joo, Pado, Jungsik), offered an exquisite three-course prix fixe menu for lunch at $45 per person or dinner for $60. Highlights included the delicately flavorful King Crab Noodle Starter followed up with indulgent Sea Urchin Truffle Donabe; the savory Ribeye Main dish complemented perfectly with either the delectable Yuzu Panna Cotta or Lava Cake dessert option. Sectioned on the second-floor dining room, guests admired grand views of the stained glass windows while delighted in delicious courses that did not fail to astound even the most discerning palates. Let us also take you on a journey through the inviting atmosphere of Maiella, a casually elegant restaurant nestled on Long Island City's picturesque waterfront. Throughout the week, guests experienced an exquisite prix-fixe journey with a $48 four-course pre-theatre menu or savored the Italian flavors that made up their renowned three-course offered at $45. Last but not least, immerse yourself in culinary culture accompanied by art at THE GALLERY, where ambitious Chef Hiroki Odo has fused food and visual masterpieces together! Takuro Kuwata is bringing his own interpretation of Dancing Udon showcased as part of this spectacular exhibition.
Diners experienced a whole new journey of culinary enjoyment. While New Yorkers from all over traveled through the city to redefine their tastebuds, it was definitely a satisfying week. Now, they are just waiting to go back for more. Stay tuned for more must-know restaurants in the Big Apple - and around the world.