43 E. 38th St., New York, NY, 10016
nr. Park Ave.
By pseudon on 2/23/2009
Last Friday my wife and I attended a weekly tastings being held at the Silverleaf Tavern at the 70 Park Hotel. Executive Chef Patricia Williams and Sous Chef Michael Franey prepared the three course tasting menu with the optional wine pairing. Menu changes every week. The dishes were priced at $5.00 (appetizers and dessert) and $10.00 (main courses). Each dish was perfectly paired with selected wines from around the world at $5.00 a glass. Chefs prepared the dishes in front of the diners at the kitchen counter in the back of the Silverleaf Tavern. Some of the dishes offered were: Smoked Shrimp in billy bi broth as appetizers and Bison & Bacon Meatloaf with mushrooms, green beans, shallots and Wild Striped Bass with cara cara orange sauce, savoy cabbage as main courses. For dessert, Key Lime Cheesecake with chocolate soil, key lime sauce and Pain Perdu with yogurt ice cream, papaya lime compote. There were two seatings; one at 6:00 PM and the second one at 8:30 PM. These tasting events are being held every Friday. Seating is very limited specially the chef's kitchen counter so book early.
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