May 19, 2009

The Modern

Ate here tonight.

Had this tonight:
  • Rock shrimp risotto with wild ramps, fine herbs and hijiki.
  • Lemon dusted veal sweetbreads simmered in "vin jaune" with chestnuts and roasted heirloom cauliflower. 
  • Chocolate tart, chocolate cremieaux and chocolate sorbet.
  • A lovely cocktail with George Dickel No. 12, lemon, maple syrup and mint leaves.
  • Six Points Paul Saison Farmhouse Ale. (More than one)
  • Michter's Small Batch Bourbon.
  • Bulleit Bourbon.
Very, very happy and stuffed right now.  When you go, and you will go, ask for Jason.  He is one of the managers of the joint and he fucking rules!  Hooked us up with some very rare and very cool beer that I will be reviewing at some point on my beer blog.  When I get to it. 


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the fat bastards are doing it.


Michelle said...


Everything sounds sensational except for the sweetbreads.

Otherwise perfection!!


2abes said...

sounds like you ate well...nothing like an exceptional meal with a few exceptional beers. Is that the museum? I didn't know they had a high end eatery

sybil law said...

I am jealous.

Verdant Earl said...

Michelle - The sweetbreads were delicious!

2abes - Opened up last year, I believe. Danny Meyer's newest restaurant in the city. Well, not including the new Shake Shack locations uptown and in Citi Field.

Sybil - It was a meal worthy of envy.

Anonymous said...

My tummy is jealous of your tummy.

Walter said...

Sounds awesome.

Verdant Earl said...

Hilly - it was the taste buds that had the real party. ;)

Walter - Heya! It was.

Heff said...

Sounds expensive !

Slyde said...

i have no comment except to say that right now i am sitting in a training course and am supposed to be listening to the instructor...

im a baaaad boy..

Verdant Earl said...

Heff - it wasn't cheap. And we took a car service in and out of the city. Every once in a while, however, a splurge is needed.

Slyde - At this point in your life, what could you possibly learn from a training course? I mean, you're oooolllldddd.

Callie said...

Actually, I probably won't go there. Not only is it 3000 miles from anyplace I would go, I would be extremely uncomfortable in an establishment such as that. Then I'd start making fun of the people, and I'd get thrown out.

You just can't take me anywhere . . .

The drinks sounded awesome, though.

Ookami Snow said...

Geez that sounds like a place I would like to go to...

I don't really want to pay for it though

Verdant Earl said...

Callie - we made fun of everyone, and we didn't get thrown out. Mostly because we are awesome!

Ookami - Gia paid for most of it, actually. We were taking her mother out for Mother's Day and her Birthday. I basically chipped in for my meal.

Mrs. Hall said...


envious here, greeeeeeeeeeeeeeenn
envy. grrrr....

well, at least I get to hear about it. and yes, oh yes, someday, I shall eat a meal like this.

also, i had stuff to stay aobut your white stripes post. too tired/lazy but I will go to the trouble if you can figure out the connection between the white stripes and my email address. it is a seven degrees of separation thing.

but i bet you can't figure it out. what we 7 drinks still sloshing your brain.


Verdant Earl said...

Holly - Butcher Holler is the "hometown" (it's not really a town, but whatever) of Loretta Lynn. Jack White, of the White Stripes, produced an album of hers in 2004.

What do I win?

Mrs. Hall said...

again i say to you, is there no trivia that grrrrrrr you don't automatically get.

smarty smart pants.

grrrr :)

Faiqa said...

Ahhh, to be one of the lucky few who live in civilized society. I'm jealous.

Verdant Earl said...

Holly - maybe I just googled it, hmmm? Nah! ;)

Faiqa - Central Florida isn't civilized? (That's where you live, right?)