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Paradiso's 10th Anniversary Dinner Recap

Philly Ray | Dec 2, 201406:46 AM     3

My wife and I have been going to Paradiso since shortly after it opened 10 years ago. Over the years, we have developed a great friendship with Lynn. In fact, the night before my wife went into labor, we had dinner there. We always joke with Lynn that she has been feeding our daughter since she was in the belly. We felt privileged to share this dinner in honor of her.

Shortly after we were seated, we saw Georges Perrier himself enter the restaurant. At the end of the night he gave a wonderful speech and tribute to Lynn.

What else can I say about the meal except that it was incredible. It was also wonderful to see all of the chefs in the kitchen helping each other as needed. As each course was being prepared, they all helped plate and serve the dishes. Egos were definitely checked at the door.

And as you can see in the picture, we also managed to have each chef sign our printed menu next to their course.

The menu...

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres/Lynn Rinaldi, Paradiso

Carne Crudo, Potato Chip

Hamachi, Paddlefish Caviar, Tuille

Sea Urchin, Testina Crostini


Bread Basket/Jonnathan Yacashin, Noord eetcafe

Olive Foccacia & Chestnut Boule


First Course/Chris Kearse, Will BYOB

Winter Market Vegetable

Raw, Pickled, Cooked


Second Course/Nicholas Elmi, Laurel

Kombu Cured Fluke

Easter Egg Radish, Citrus, Dill


Third Course/Luke Palladino, Palladino’s

Mushroom & Tallegio Crespelle

Aged Balsamic


Fourth Course/Franca DiRenzo, Tre Scalini

Squid Ink Pappardelle

Prawn, Crabmeat


Fifth Course/Johncarl Lachman, Noord eetcafe

Clams and Zuurhool

Littleneck clams, Braised Cabbage, Smoked Sausage, Bacon, Caraway Beer Broth


Sixth Course/Townsend Wentz, Townsend

Escargot & Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Sherry Crème Fraiche


Seventh Course/Lee Styer, Fond

Foie Gras Soup. Asian Pear

Butterscotch, Pecan


Eighth Course/Corey Baver, Izumi

Mortadella Stuffed Quail

Porcini Mushroom, Parsnip Puree


Ninth Course Dessert/Jessie Prawlucki Styer, Belle Cakery

Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake, Almond Crumble

Cranberry Compote

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