I just had dinner with friends at 81 - Ed Brown's new restaurant on West 81st. It was the first time, in a very long time, that none of us could decide what to order - everything sounded so wonderful.
So here's the start of 81 reasons to head to 81 as soon as you can:
Pumpkin Risotto with Braised Chicken Wings -sublime
Fennel and Parsley Soup - exquisite
Tuna Tartare Tasting - divine
Lamb Three Ways - superb
Bourbon Banana Bread Pudding - heavenly
Ed Brown - the quintessential chef / innovative, original, refined, poetic