It's the most wonderful time of the year (October in Richmond, November in Miami and Summer & Winter in NYC!!) when some of the best restaurants in your city come together to offer a prix fixe lunch and/or dinner!! Yes, prix fixe. It's like winning the lottery over and over and over again in one sitting! (gawd, I'm awful at this non-sarcastic kind of humor). Anyways, (before I make a total fool out of myself), being the Danny Meyer and Van Gogh fan that I am, I wanted to try The Modern. I, along with two Chinese boys (ha!), went to dinner on a cold winter night.
SO . . . I thought we were off to a good start when I saw this . . .
I chose the Braised Tripe with chickpeas and harissa aioli (which kind of reminded me of my Grandma's (Dad's Nanay) tripe with chickpeas and tomatoes) for my first course, which, after eating all the mini baguettes above, made me really full.
Then for the second course, I chose the Saffron Tagliatelle with braised rabbit, wild mushrooms and baby zucchini.
Then to top it off, I chose the Modern Cheesecake with almond crumble, raspberry and fromage blanc sorbet. I've been craving cheesecake for days and this fit the bill perfectly.
Were my choices predictable? A little bit. Tripe. Anything with saffron. But! I did try the cheesecake, which I normally would not. I usually tend to go the chocolate or creme brulee (granted that it's on the menu) route. Well, creme brulee or not I thought it was a pretty good meal. If I had to pay full price, I would say it's "an ok" meal but given that it's $35, it was great! So, go. If you're in NYC, go opentable bonkers like I did.