Next month, my family will be celebrating my mother's 60th birthday in NYC. My brother lives in Queens and we travel to the city often to visit him. We mostly dine out at smaller places in the city and don't really go for anything too expensive or fancy. BUT this is my mother's 60th birthday and my brother has spent the past year recovering from cancer. Price and location are not obstacles. We are all adventurous eaters except for my father. I'm hesitant to choose a tasting menu, because my father would probably not be thrilled by half the things on the menu. I don't mind paying a lot of money, but I don't want to pay for my father and have him leave things on the plate. I'm looking for a once in a lifetime food experience.