Went Friday to Whispers and Saturday to Black Trumpet for dinner, both apps around $10-13, entrees around $30, and both excellent restaurants, as good as Whispers is, and it is very good, I thought Black Trumpet was even better, as good as any I have tried in the city. Both are also BYOB.
The chefs/owners of Blue Trumpet are the ones who cooked for Whispers. Even they left Whispers is still a great place.
First they sent out an amuse of goat cheese and sun dried tomato on brioche, very good. Then they sent out hot rolls with a lemony taste, the best rolls I've had anywher. My wife and I both had salads, which were dressed lightly, but very good. Wife had the salmon with cous cous, very good. I had the signature dish of panko crusted swordfish with Japanese eggplant, spinach and mashed potatoes, very very good. We both had coffee and shared a chocolate ganache cake with ice cream. Very good. Bill came to $92 without tip. I thought very reasonable considering the quality of the food.
Started us off with hot rolls, very good. Wife had appetizer of grilled prawns with veggies, very very good, I had crabcake with grilled shrimp and remoulade, excellent. For main courses wife had a special lobster (taken out of the shell) with crabmeat in a brioche, over mashed potatoes, excellent. I had the other special of soft shell crabs with corn and mashed, excellent. We both had coffee and wife had a mascarpone cheese gelato over crackers, very good. I had creme brulee three ways, regular, green tea and don't remember the third with a chocolate ganache and fresh fruit, excellent. Bill came to $122 without tip. Excellent meal.