Atera, NYC 3

August 19, 2014

On August 1, 2014, Linda and I returned to Atera with Chuck and Becky. The four of us were seated around a corner of the counter with a great view of the action in the kitchen.
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Brushstroke, NYC 2

August 12, 2014

On July 26, 2014, I returned to Brushstroke with Linda in celebration of my 74th birthday the following day.

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Ristorante Morini, NYC

August 5, 2014

Ristorante Morini was opened last December by Michael White, proprietor of Marea and other Italian restaurants in New York. Its location at the edge of Carnegie Hill on the Upper East Side is unusual for an ambitious restaurant. I joined John and Carol there for dinner on July 24, 2014.

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Bâtard, NYC

July 29, 2014

Upscale restaurant entrepreneur Drew Nieporent has operated Montrachet, Corton and now Bâtard in the same space on lower West Broadway for many years. Opened two months ago, Bâtard has been receiving very good early reviews so we were anticipating a fine meal when Blair and Karyn joined Linda and me there for dinner on July 22, 2014.

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Aquavit, NYC 5

July 15, 2014

On July 7, 2014, Linda and I returned to Aquavit for dinner. Marcus Jernmark had left as chef two months before with no announcement or explanation. He was replaced by his pastry chef  of the last four years, Emma Bengtsson, and we were interested in seeing how that was working out. Read the rest of this entry »

Per Se, NYC 5

May 20, 2014

Linda and I returned to Per Se to celebrate her birthday on March 24, 2014. We had been on the waiting list and were called the afternoon before offering an 8:00 seating.

We started with glasses of Schramsberg California sparkling wine. Warm gougères arrived.
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They were followed by a tiny cone with smoked salmon and crème fraîche 

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Juni, NYC

May 13, 2014

Australian chef Shaun Hergatt opened Juni last August. We had enjoyed his cuisine four years ago at SHO Shaun Hergatt, his opulent restaurant near Wall Street, which earned two Michelin stars. But it was a difficult location and SHO closed after a few years. Linda and I went to Juni the evening of March 6, 2014.

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