My Birthday Dinner

For my birthday dinner this year I really wanted to go all out and try one of the few 4 star restaurants in NYC. After a LOT of going back and forth I finally decided on Jean Georgeand I am so happy that I did!

This will not be a long post and there are not many pictures because I decided that being my birthday, I would relax and just try to enjoy the evening, me & Mr. T. Cameras are great but sometimes you want the experience to be all your own- you know?

I will say that everything about the meal was fantastic. The servers were always there filling water, wine and making sure everything was okay but without being intrusive.  Our food was spectacular from start to finish and I couldn't have been happier.  I actually only took 2 pictures that night- my first course and last.

Here are my Blue Fin Tuna Ribbons that came with just the right spice to the ginger sauce and just the right amount of cooling avocado to make the dish silky and luxurious.The other highlight dishes of the night were my rack of lamb that was cooked to perfection with just a hint of mint sauce and Mr. T's turbot that came served table side with a fantastic château chalon sauce.  The best for for me though, being the dessert freak I am, was the finish. We had to choose either a chocolate, strawberry or mixed berry dessert. Here's is my chocolate masterpiece:

There are actually four different desserts there, each one seemingly becoming more delicious than the last. It was beautiful!  I didn't think I could have another bite after this but then they brought out the petite fours and marshmallows followed by some exquisite chocolates with the check. I thought I had died and gone to heaven!

So my birthday meal was complete success. Jean George is just one of those places that make you feel special the moment you step in the door. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday!