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Spanish chef stranded in Manhattan

pete wells | Mar 8, 2000 07:46 PM

Has anybody been to Meigas on Hudson & King? I was there a month ago and had a meal that just blew me away, but the restaurant was empty--my girlfriend and I were the only ones there by 8:15pm! The room is enormous so it seemed even more desolate. And the prices are fairly high--if I remember correctly, main courses were $20 or more, which certainly would scare off walk-ins. But the cooking is really extraordinary and ambitious. The chef is from San Sebastian and seems to have absorbed the intellectual, experimental style of Adrian Ferra (Ferra Adrian?) at El Bulli. I had veal trotters stuffed with morels and serrano ham, and oxtail ragout mixed with rice (sort of an oxtail paella) topped with fried sweetbreads--two dishes I promise you I have not seen on anybody else's menu. My dessert was advertised as "bittersweet chocolate cake" but turned out to be three chocolate buttons, two steamed and one baked, with a blackberry sauce and blood orange foam (that El Bulli influence). I haven't seen any other postings on this site and I'm dying to know if anybody else has tried it yet--or if it's even open anymore. If it's not out of your price range, I recommend checking it out. I eat out a lot and haven't encountered anything like this anywhere.

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