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Daniel Boulud is my enemy.

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Daniel Boulud is my enemy.

biondanonima | | Apr 10, 2008 07:51 AM

I called Daniel today for a 5/10 reservation and found out that they're closed for a private event. ARGH!!!!! This throws a big wrench into my carefully crafted restaurant itinerary for my parents' visit, which looked like this:

5/7 Dinner at Olana

5/8 Lunch at Jean-Georges
Dinner at home (brand new kitchen, Dad wants to try it out)

5/9 Lunch on Arthur Ave.
Dinner at Epices or Kefi (before the opera)

5/10 Lunch on LI (Wine country)
Dinner at Daniel

5/11 Dim sum in Flushing
Dinner at Del Posto

Unfortunately, the only other possible day for Daniel (due to theatre tix) is 5/8, but I really don't want to do JG and Daniel on the same day. We can't do JG any other day without scratching the trip to Arthur Ave, which my parents are really looking forward to. So, now the itinerary looks like this:

5/7 Dinner at Olana

5/8 (Lunch at Jean-Georges - will likely cancel/change)
Dinner at Daniel

5/9 Lunch on Arthur Ave.
Dinner at Epices or Kefi (before the opera)

5/10 Lunch on LI (Wine country)
Dinner at home

5/11 Dim sum in Flushing
Dinner at Del Posto

This is not the end of the world, since it might be nice to stay home and relax after a long day of wine tasting (and we will likely have some fun ingredients to cook with after our trip to Arthur Ave. on Friday), but I still am not sure about JG and Daniel in one day. Is there any other worthwhile, non-French restaurant that you all can think of that we might try out for lunch on Thurs.? It needs to be relatively close to my office (55th and 6th). We've been to the Modern (loved it) - I wouldn't mind going back but it would also be nice to try something new.

Any ideas, hounds? Or are JG and Daniel sufficiently different that it won't be a problem to do them both in one day?

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