Dinner at Daniel

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I kicked off my March Madness with a trip to NY for a return to one of my favorite dining spots and to experience La Traviata before heading to Paris where nothing was spared – – the madness in Paris will be posted shortly.

Back at Daniel as this is always an event and tonight was no exception.   I’ve have the pleasure to dine at Daniel for the past seven years and I must say I do enjoy my returns and am always excited to see what’s new and intriguing on the menu.  True to form, we were intrigued and extremely satisfied from start to finish.

As we entered the coveted dining spot my good friend, Karim Guedouar greeted us in his usual suave and perfected polish demeanor, seated us in the waiting area and appropriately made two glasses of bubbly appear out of thin air just as I was getting comfortable – – perfect timing.  As we watched the people come and go, our appetites grew as the exiting crowd had expressions of delight and pure satisfaction, and the incoming glowed with anticipation and excitement for what awaited them.

Seated in a very cozy and somewhat removed table, the lights dimmed perfectly, with conversations at a minimum, it was time to be wowed with exceptional service, food and wine.  Here’s the evening that set my New York visit into motion.

 

HOMARD
HOMARD

 

Domaine Barat Chablis 1er Cru “Fourneaux,” 2014
Domaine Barat Chablis 1er Cru “Fourneaux,” 2014

 

FRUIT DE MER
FRUIT DE MER

 

FRUIT DE MER
FRUIT DE MER

 

Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roches aux Moines,” Loire 1999
Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roches aux Moines,” Loire 1999

 

ESCARGOT
ESCARGOT

 

Clos de Papes “Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc,” 2008
Clos de Papes “Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc,” 2008

 

RIS DE VEAU
RIS DE VEAU

 

Foillard Morgon “Cote du Py,” Beaujolais 2014
Foillard Morgon “Cote du Py,” Beaujolais 2014

 

SOLE
SOLE

 

SOLE
SOLE

 

Chateau-Fortia "Cuvée du Baron" Chateauneuf du Pape 2009
Chateau-Fortia “Cuvée du Baron” Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

 

AGNEAU
AGNEAU

 

AGNEAU
AGNEAU

 

Royal Tokaji Company Tokaji Aszú “5 Puttonyos,” Hungary 2009
Royal Tokaji Company Tokaji Aszú “5 Puttonyos,” Hungary 2009

 

ILLANKA
ILLANKA

 

Domaine de Rancy Rivesaltes Ambré Roussillon 2001
Domaine de Rancy Rivesaltes Ambré Roussillon 2001

 

Extra Dessert
Extra Dessert

DANIEL

60 East 65th StreetNew York, NY 10065

(212) 288-0033

 

This was the perfect start to the weekend and we managed to top it off with a visit to The MET.