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Hosting out of towners

Newbie Foobie | Feb 27, 2006 02:23 PM

Hi there!

Wondering if any have suggestions with rationales for the following situation...

My wife and I are having a couple come to NYC in April (her sister and brother-in-law (who has never been to nyc before)) and staying with us. All of us are in our early 30's. They have pretty much always lived in the suburban or rural south. We want to treat them to their first ever fine dining restaurant experience...sky is just about the limit on price (meaning pretty much everywhere except per se, Masa and Alain Ducasse)...We want to do tasting menus (with at least 3 savory items), probably with a flight of wines to go with...we want the flavors to be bold enough to be memorable, the presentation to be beautiful and exciting, the service to be excellent (read friendly, professional and helpful, not stagy or stuffy), to not have to wear jackets and ties but, yes, to look snazzy and generally for them to come away feeling like they have had a really memorable NYC restaurant experience...We were thinking Montrachet but a friend just reported it to be lackluster (I wonder if the shrug of the shoulders reaction on his part was a function of understated flavors which brings me back to bold flavors)...Maybe Danube? Wallse? I love the Beanstalk restaurants but they do not offer tasting menus...

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