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Le Bernardin - Dinner

bern1 | May 19, 2008 07:15 PM

I was very impressed to experience my first meal at Le Bernardin last Saturday night joining my wife and in-laws in celebration of their 35th anniversary.

The setting is very welcoming... the carpet adds a warmness to the room and kept the noise down, while the flower arrangements and artwork were stunning.

I started with the geoduck ceviche (peruvian style), finished in front of me with some freeze dried sweet corn... this was my favorite dish, but barely edged out the next... a risotto with sea urchin... very rich and delicious... i would have liked a little more of the slimy orange goodness though.

my main was a baked lobster (out of the shell), which i felt was a little too chewy... compared with my other dishes this was a low-light of the meal... my father in-law liked his though, and claimed that the lobster was perfectly undercooked which led to its chewiness... to each their own. the lobster was served on a bed of white asparagus...

to finish i chose the yuzu ice cream... a perfect wrap-up to a great meal... there were some other small desserts brought to us after this... all in all a memorable meal. can't wait for a return visit

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