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My end of the year restaurant awards!

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My end of the year restaurant awards!

BW212 | Dec 27, 2007 09:22 AM

My end of the year restaurant awards. These include some of my favorite dishes that I've eaten this year.

And now, the envelopes please...


**The "For 250 dollars per person one dish had better be fantastically memorable" award goes to...

...Per Se's delicious Oysters and Pearls.


**The "Sorry PETA, but it tastes too good!" award goes to...

...A tie!

Jean Georges Foie Gras Brulee and Aquavit's Foie Gras Ganache! (runner up award to Eleven Madison Park's Foie Gras Brulee).


**The "Welcome back you heavenly Ambrosia award" goes to...

...2nd Ave Deli's matzah ball soup. Even better than I remembered!


**The "Who needs the second half of this dish?" goes to...

...Le Bernardin's surf and turf dish. The surf is so incredible that you don't need that Wagyu turf.

**The "I can't believe I don't need surf or turf "award goes to...

...The avocado tartar at Gobo.

**The "Omakase can be fun" award goes to...

...The charming Chef Seki of Sushi Seki and his wonderful cooked eel and avocado sushi from the omakase dinner.


**The "Forget the TV show, this is really amazing food" award goes to...

...Harold Dieterle of Perilla's guinea hen with spaetzle dish (and also the brussel sprout leaves sidedish).

**The "Forget the TV show and concentrate more on your food" award goes to...

...Gordon Ramsey's signature foie gras burger at his Boxwood Cafe in London. (I'm sneaking this onto the NYC board). This tasteless dish and the restaurant were both quite the disappointment.

**The "You can't get this treat from Mister Softee" award goes to...

...Restaurant Daniel's smoked cinnamon ice cream.

**The "I can have decent french fries and stay on a diet" award goes to...

...Better Burger's air fries. (250 calories!)

**The "Most original post-meal petits fours" goes to...

...Sammy's Roumanian Steak House for providing much needed alka seltzers at the end of a fun and decadent meal.

---And for service---

**The "At least some things on the lower East side haven't changed" award goes to...

...The rude uncaring members of the waitstaff at Katz's.

**The "At least some things French haven't changed" award goes to...

...The snooty waitstaff at Bouley.

Congratulations to all this year's winners!

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