I firmly believe that the first restaurant choice in January can set the stage for the entire year ahead. So this year I decided to pick somewhere classic, a NYC staple that's big and bold yet stood the test of time with quiet elegance. A place I've talked about trying for years but never quite had the opportunity. Well if 2016 taught me anything it's that life is short and can change in an instant; so if there's something you really want to do go out and do it.
So reservation-less I walked into Le Bernardin Monday afternoon and with a completely full house they somehow found a table for me inside that stunning dining room.
To begin an amuse-bouche of vegetables. A simple but lovely plate of carrot, cauliflower, mushroom and pea pods dotted by a black truffle sauce.