Oishii Eats came to town! This was a very exciting event, as it was her first time in NY. We chatted online furiously the night before she got here- where would we go for lunch? I chose Perry Street, Jean-George Vongerichten's Far-West Village outpost.
Seriously, it's the best cheap fancy lunch in town. 3 courses for $24!!! All year, not just Restaurant Week. Jean-Georges Restaurant in Midtown has a $28 2-course lunch (just as exciting) but Perry Street's decor is more sleek and casual.
In any case, I love Jean-Georges, and will eat whatever he puts in front of me. Here's our fabulous lunch...
By now, you should know how I feel about butter: it's the single most important factor in any fancy restaurant. This was creamy, cold and sweet. Just as it should be.
Amuse bouche of sweet potato chowder.
Arctic char sashimi with lemon and olive oil.
Peekytoe crab salad with hot mustard and slivered apples.
Hanger steak with onion tempura.
Crispy calamari with yuzu dipping sauce.
Molton chocolate cake with pistacchio ice cream.
Creamy cheesecake with simmered prunes and blackberry sorbet.
Jeni and I were literally stuffed when we came out 2 hours later- they sure don't skimp on the portions here. I love eating with this girl and this was a fantastic meal. Plus, it's always fun to pretend that we are ladies who lunch once in a while.
176 Perry Street
near West End