I’m planning a trip up to
so first thing’s first: Time to nail down the dining itinerary. Please lend me a
I need to
hit David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar, if only for the legendary steamed pork
buns. But I’d also like to give his 12-seat Ko a shot too, although I
understand I have roughly the same chance landing a reservation as I do winning
the Irish Lottery.
I’d like to
check out Alain Ducasse’s new bistro, Benoit. A couple of years ago, I had the
good fortune to eat at his Louis XV restaurant in
experience of a lifetime. The amuse bouche left me in stitches; the duck
risotto nearly made me weep with gratitude. I drew stares. But I couldn’t help
myself; the man pays attention to detail and executes his craft with such deft
mastery that it’s truly awe-inspiring.
to hunker down at the Grand Central Oyster Bar for some lobster, chowder, and
I’ll need to. I’m a New Englander; taken out of our natural habitat in the
summer, we crave these things all the more.
I have about five days to eat my way through town. Yes, I’ll be checking
Chowhound, but I’d really love some recommendations from our very own readers.
Just so you know, I’m open to anything—high-end, low-end, ethnic or
outer boroughs, if need be. Just not for an early breakfast. This is vacation,