Gabriel Kreuther Kicks It…

 

Amuse Bouche
Amuse Bouche

Amazing.

Unbelievable.

Period.

I only wish that I could circulate a sampling of the incredible food that I devoured at brilliant newcomer, Gabriel Kreuther.

Gabriel Kreuther Bar
Gabriel Kreuther Bar

I am a foodie and have eaten at a large number of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Gabriel Keuther deserves to be on the list.

Cody & David
Cody & David

The staff is perfection, especially the endearing Cody who joined Gabriel Kreuther from Eleven Madison Park.

Gabriel Kreuther Dining Room
Gabriel Kreuther Dining Room

The ambiance is elegant yet calming and welcoming. The food beyond any expectations.

Let the culinary journey commence.

We indulged in the four course fixed price extravaganza.

Ketel One Martini
Ketel One Martini

We toasted the achievement of 32 years together with the best martini…ever. Beautifully etched chilled glass, delicious olives. No Chopin, but they shook the Ketel One to Bond perfection.

Amuse Bouche
Amuse Bouche

We started out with a tantalizingly artistic amuse bouche.

Compressed Hamachi
Compressed Hamachi

My sophisticated French four course fare began with Compressed Hamachi with black truffle, foie gras terrine and celery.

Sturgeon & Sauerkraut Tart
Langoustine

David selected the Langoustine with flying fish roe, cauliflower and macadamia purée.

Bread Course
Bread Course
In between each course was a bread interlude…warm, crusty with delectable butter.
Bread Course
Bread Course
Bread Course
Bread Course
Langoustine
Sturgeon and Sauerkaut Tart
For the second course, David abandoned himself with the house specialty, Sturgeon and Sauerkraut tart with American caviar mousseline, applewood smoke.
Seared Foie Gras
Seared Foie Gras

My divine second course was Seared Sullivan County Foie Gras, spring onions, basil, pickled green strawberries.

Lobster
Grilled Maine Lobster

The magic continued with the third course of Grilled Maine Lobster, smoked potato, mint, shellfish-coconut emulsion.

Diver Scallops
Roasted Diver Scallops

David ordered the Roasted Diver Scallops with herb crumble, hen of the woods, riesling-cockle sauce.

Meat was also available  (quail, Colorado Wagyu beef strip loin, squab and foie gras).

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We cleansed our palates, preparing for the remarkable desserts.

Rhubarb
Strawberry Poached Rhubarb

I opted for the Awakening, a strawberry poached rhubarb with buttermilk panna cotta  and strawberry sorbet.

Cherries
Comfort

David indulged in Comfort with sautéed cherries, almond mousseline and sable breton.

Chocolate Anniversary Treat
Chocolate Anniversary Treat

We were also treated to a chocolate Anniversary sensation.

After Dinner Sweets
After Dinner Sweets

The magic did not end there…additional sweets were presented just in case you were not satiated.

Blondies
Blondies

A farewell gift of cookies were presented so that the following day, after dreaming about Gabriel Kreuther, you could consume more goodness.

Gabriel Kreuther
Gabriel Kreuther

Cody guided us into the center of the Kreuther universe to witness the genius up close and personal.

Executive Chef Gabriel Kreuther worked extensively throughout Europe before bringing his talent to the U.S.

He began at La Caravelle followed by Restaurant Jean-George Central Park before moving onto Atelier in the Ritz-Carlton, culminating in a decade at The Modern in the Museum of Modern Art.

Chef's Table
Chef’s Table

Next time, my goal is to sit at the chef’s table to observe the incredibly talented staff make magic.

Overlooking verdant Bryant Park, Gabriel Kreuther should top your restaurant bucket list.

Gabriel Kreuther is a MUST.

Saving the best for last…thank you and a huge shout out to our amazing daughter who planned the magnificent anniversary celebration.

Gabriel Kreuther, Overlooking Bryant Park
Gabriel Kreuther, Overlooking Bryant Park

Gabriel Kreuther 41 West 42nd Street New York City. Dinner- Monday-Thursday 5:30-10pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30-10;30pm. Open for lunch Monday-Friday 12-2:30pm. Closed Sunday. Reservations on OpenTable.com.

2 Comments

  1. Your amazing daughter says:

    So glad you enjoyed! You two deserve it!

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