First of all, kudos to Daniel’s staff. Literally everyone, including DB himself, stopped by to wish us all a wonderful celebration. On to the food. I wish I could have taken pics of everything as it all was so beautiful on the plate, but alas, you just get to see my food. I had the four course menu. To start, there were two amuses:
A micro edible “bowl” filled with pea soup. And:
A trio of teeny tastes, all very good, but the best was the center cauliflower puree, that somehow was reminiscent of foie. I wanted a jar of that to take home. The other two are a piece of smoked salmon and a poached shrimp.
For my first course I chose the asparagus:
Perfectly cooked white asparagus that they covered tableside with an aoli that unfortunately I didn’t wait for before taking this pic. This was the second best asparagus I’ve ever eaten.
My next course was the foie:
There were quite a few different elements on the plate (and by this point a few glasses of wine, so my memory is a little foggy) but I do remember a slightly sweet slaw, and I cleaned the plate using some of their excellent garlic and cheese focaccia. So good.
For my main I had the Dover sole with spot prawn:
If there was any fault with this dish it was the portion size. I was left wanting more.
Dessert was an easy choice for me - chocolate!
Afterwards they brought out freshly baked, still warm madelines and some teeny candies. As we left, they gave everyone a cute box with a single cannele in it.
All in all, an epic meal, well worth the cost, and rivaled only by the $8 spicy chicken sandwich I had for lunch at Fuku+.