It’s been a week since school starts, and Labor Day weekend is on the corner which gives the hustle bustle first week a small break, so that I’m able to write this article. I just want to record the first high-class restaurant I went in NYC—Chef’s Club. But the price is pretty expensive as well…YOU JUST CAN’T EAT THIS ALL THE TIME! for sure. But since me and my boyfriend just ended our long-distance and we wanted to celebrate our 3 year anniversary, so…. here we came!
Just in case that someone didn’t hear about this place before: Chef’s Club by Food & Wine NY locates on Mulberry Street in SOHO. The exterior looks pretty low-profile as you probably won’t notice this is a restaurant while passing by. Upon walking through the entrance, the luxury, vintage industrial decor, with brick walls, ceiling-high wine shelf and open kitchen, give the restaurant a relaxing and upscale ambience. “Playing host to an innovative menu, expertly-crafted dishes from Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs are served straight from an open kitchen.”
Briefly introduce what we ordered:
Appetizer – Island Creek Oysters
Super fresh and sweet. But I think it was just a bit smaller than the ones in Taiwan’s night market. Mixing with fresno chili, cucumber mignonette, the oysters tasted more delicate and less smell. Super delicious with recommended white wine and sparkling wine.
Entree – Colorado Lamb Chops / Black Bass
Lamb chops tasted extra tender with gravy and the sauce perfectly matched each other. The most impressive part was the medium-rare meat—juicy and still remained the special smell of lamb, in a good way. The side dishes were endive, wheat berries, pear, and the super delicious cotechino. Highly recommend to those who love red meats.
Black bass was awesome as well. Tender but a bit chewy. I love the sauce as it’s a bit sour with citron flavor which refreshed my appetite in hot summer. But I just prefer lamb more.
Dessert – Sorbet Pudding (Dessert of the month) / Strawberry cake (free)
After entree, we ordered the Dessert of the Month — some kind of sour flavor pudding with sorbet on top. It tasted super sour but I LOVE IT, so I finished it in seconds along with my sparkling wine.
The most surprising part was that the restaurant served us a free chocolate strawberry mousse with beautifully written “Happy Anniversary” on the plate! AWWWWW~ But how the hell did they know it was our anniversary? I guess it’s because I carried a red rose with me and normally people don’t do that for a normal dinner lol. Anyway, they were just way too considering!
Wine -Domaine Kreydenweiss, Riesling, Alsace 2009 /Les Granges Paquenesses, Brut, Crmant Du Jura Nv
Not much to comment because it was very very good, but expensive.
「Happy 3rd Year Anniversary」