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Lacroix Brunch Anxiety

barryg | May 24, 2011 09:24 PM

Guys, I need help.

I'm going to brunch at Lacroix on Sunday for the first time -- thanks urbanfabric for the $55 RueLaLa gift card heads up!

I looked over the menu and I am getting some serious anxiety. I mean I could get my money's worth at the raw bar alone. But I looked at the hors d'oevres, salads, and chef's table items and I literally want to try every single thing on the menu--a problem on a menu with over three dozen items on it.

I could deal if they just had typical brunch foods. But yogurt spheres? Old Bay macarons? Rhubarb soda?? I need to try these things just because I may never have the opportunity to have them ever again.

Some of the chef's table items are not as experimental but it will hard for me to pass up the rack of lamb, pork belly, and duck confit if they look good. Maybe I should just save room for the diver scallop sausage, lobster pot pie, and the smoked egg. But I never order rack of lamb or duck confit when eating out and I'll bet Lacroix's versions are excellent.

I'd like to squeeze in a Bloody Mary or two, and I almost forgot about the chocolate fountain and liquid nitrogen station. I always feel like I can handle it until I remember about the chocolate fountain.

What are your strategies for maximizing your tastes, enjoying the luxury (like all you can eat oysters and caviar), and not puking? Not appearing to restaurant staff as a complete glutton would be nice but I'm willing to let that slide.

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