Chef Yoel Cruz is up to his old tricks, and by that, we mean coming up with a killer, over-the-top romantic and delicious V-Day dinner.
Count us in!
He’ll start off the meal with an amuse bouche, because he’s fancy like that: burratini and beets, which is fresh Murray’s (the BEST cheesemonger here in the city) burrata atop beet carpaccio with shaved almonds.
The first course will include oysters (but of course), lobster bisque, spinach and ricotta crepes, porcini-dusted quail and both endive and kale and trevino salad.
Mains include old standbys like filet mignon au poivre and rack of lamb (lovelovelove), plus roasted honey and soy salmon, tortilla crusted scallops and chicken rollatini. Vegetarians need not worry, as they won’t be left out: Yoel is including a drunken bucatini, with red wine sauce, shaved truffles, mascarpone and fresh herbs.
Pastry Chef Alana Ford is whipping up chocolate mousse cake, pumpkin crème brûlée, apple cranberry crumb pie, and red velvet cake, along with ice cream and gelato. Yum!
This blogger’s husband hasn’t let on where we’ll be going for the big day. Maybe this can serve as a hint?
The whole 3-course prix fixe is only $70 per person–a great deal, if you ask us–and you can make reservations here.