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Chow Challenge: Quirky, Non-Western Four-Star Dining...?


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Chow Challenge: Quirky, Non-Western Four-Star Dining...?

peckish | Feb 24, 2006 07:41 AM

Hello Chows,

So here's the challenge: I'm going expense-account dining with a friend who's gotten (somewhat enviably?) jaded with the four-star restaurant scene. Looking for something off the beaten track... preferably NOT French, Italian, or Japanese!

I am thinking along the lines of Tabla or Aquavit - 3 or 4 star service and quality, yet a bit more challenging to the palette than the usual. Otherwise, a really unique atmosphere could also work:

Indonesian reistafel?
Hungarian with violins?
Serbian with candlelight and dancing?
Upscale Spanish tapas?

Solid wine list a plus. Preferably in Manhattan, but venturing a small way out into the boroughs is a possibility.

Looking forward to the imaginative suggestions!!!

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