Jean Georges Restaurant | New York City, United States | what do you get when you combined this two names Jean George and Trump… Easy right, one of the best experiences for all senses, in this case in particular a sober, professional, classic and exquisite gourmet experience.
Though Jean Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs, his skill extend far beyond the kitchen. A savvy businessman and formidable restauranteur, Jean Georges is responsible for the operation and success of a constellation of three and four star restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Located on 1 Central Park West, right at the TRUMP International Hotel across the Central Park. I was there this past weekend for an amazing diner before moving on to The Metropolitan Opera (only a few blocks away) to see the last performance of Carmen. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturdays for Lunch and Dinner. For the month of January 2011 they are having a special promotion for Lunch (USD 26) and Dinner (USD 38) which I highly recommend taking advantage of.
During his time spent working and traveling in Asia, Jean Georges developed his love for exotic and aromatic flavors of the East. His signature ‘ vibrant cuisine ‘ abandons the traditional use of meat stocks, instead featuring intense flavors and satisfying textures resulting from the use of vegetables juices and fruit essences, light broths and herbal vinaigrettes. Jean Georges’ culinary vision and execution have defined professional standards for the industry.
I went for the PRIX FIXE 3 Courses Menu (USD 98). My order for the night was: Coach Farms Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Caramelized baby Artichokes, Lemon and Olive Oil. Crispy Arctic Char, Baby Brussel Sprouts with Roasted Crones and Dill, Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette. Parmesan Crusted Organic Chicken, Artichoke, Basil and Lemon Butter.
As if that was not sufficient, courtesy of the house we got the Dessert Degustation, where I would like to highlight the touch of the homemade Marshmallows. Further information on Jean George and affiliate restaurants please check the official website www.jean-georges.com
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