Marilyn Hagerty (you know who she is, so I’ll skip the introduction) has secured reservations to one of the absolute best restaurants in the country: Le Bernardin in New York.
The minute I heard this, my jealousy (already high) is now through the roof.
Ryan Babb of Forum Communications will be accompanying Marilyn in NYC. They’ve started a blog you can check out for updates. Babb says chef and TV star Anthony Bourdain secured the reservations from his friend and Le Bernardin’s head chef, Eric Ripert.
No word yet what they’ll be eating, but Le Bernardin’s menu is beyond impressive. The dinner menu has a fixed price of $125 and features a shaved geoduck clam with smoked edamame mousseline and wasabi-citrus emulsion, fluke sashimi with micro watercress, avocado and jalapeno-lime broth, or caviar-wagyu with Nebraska wagyu beef (amazing), langoustine with osetra caviar tartare, black pepper-vodka creme fraiche and pomme gaufrette.
Parts of the menu sound like a foreign language to me, but I’ve never been to a restaurant like this.
Also available are equally exciting tasting menus ranging from $190 to $330 with wine pairings.
Ryan Bakken at the Herald reports that she’ll do another review at Dovetail, an interview on Anderson Cooper 360 and have lunch with him. Sen. Kent Conrad’s office was reportedly working to set up lunch for Marilyn and first lady Michelle Obama.
Marilyn continued to make the rounds on national TV on Monday, right before heading to New York. Crews from both CNN and the Today Show were in Grand Forks on Monday and she was on the Early Show and Good Morning America.
I’ll be anxiously awaiting Marilyn’s review. Hopefully it’ll show the haters.