After reading a lot about the well-known restaurant Chefs Table, I decided I needed to go. As 1 of the only 5 three Michelin star restaurants in New York City, there was no doubt in my mind that it wouldn’t be good but I was a little worried that it might be a little too eclectic. However, I was pleasantly surprised because I loved almost every dish. I have posted pictures from my meal on Instagram but I wanted to share more details with you here. There were a total of 13 courses and an option to do a wine tasting as well. The courses were as follows:
“Shima Aji” (7/10)
Shima Aji, also called striped jack, is a white fish that was served tartar style in a crispy wanton. It was light and refreshing!
“Hokkaido Sea Urchin” (10/10)
This dish made me an uni-lover! It was a perfect consistency, super creamy and topped with rich Black Truffle. (Ours was the Gfree version; it usually comes served on toast).
This crab was perfectly cooked, super flaky and served with the most amazing lemon butter sauce. Oh, and also the caviar, that I surprisingly liked, added the perfect saltiness. I wanted to lick my bowl clean.
This European crustacean is most like a lobster. Served over cauliflower rice with a light foam, made this dish warm and comforting.
“Wild Sea Bass” (8/10)
The fish was so flaky and the basil/lemon/butter sauce was so tasty. I would eat a big plate of this again if I could because it just melted in my mouth!
“Chiba Akamutsu” (5/10)
This was our least favorite course. Not because it was necessarily bad, but because we aren’t big fans of the smokey flavor that both the fish and mushrooms took on.
“Kasugodai – Koshihikari Rice” (6/10)
The fish was good but nothing too special flavor-wise. The black rice was the star of the plate. It was warm, tasty and just the right texture!
I am not normally a fan of duck and this didn’t change my mind. I know it is a delicacy but it is just too “gamey” for me. However, it appeared that everyone else really enjoyed this dish seeing how their plates were “licked” clean.
“A5 Wagyu” (10/10)
Ahhh there aren’t even words to describe how good this was. I have recently started enjoying red meat and this dish made it super easy. It was so buttery, not chewy, and was paired with fresh horseradish which I surprisingly loved!
“Kaffir Lime” (8/10)
It’s crazy how good something can be that looks so simple. The fresh lime sorbet and light elder-flower syrup was such an amazing combination and transition into the dessert courses.
“Milk Ice Cream” (9/10)
I love grilled fruit and I loved this grilled pear. The milk ice cream brought the perfect cool balance to the warm pear without added sweetness. The caramel on the bottom was also tangy and tied everything together.
“Frozen Souffle” (9/10)
This dish was unlike anything I’ve ever had. They put it perfectly by calling it a “frozen souffle”. Also, if you know me, you know I love anything matcha flavored which only made it that much better in my eyes.
“Vanilla Bean Creme Puff” (10/10)
Right when we thought we were finished, we were surprised to receive a last treat. The saying “last but not least” really does apply to these creme puffs as they were one of the highlights of our meal. So fresh, so light, so yummy. We wanted 10 more despite the fact that we just had a 13 course meal.
Overall, this is one of the, if not the best meal I’ve every had. Not only was the food amazing, but the experience made it that much better. I still dream of the uni, wagyu and creme puffs! If you have the chance to go, please don’t waste it!