This weekend I got to go to NYC for my birthday! I had such a great time and went to some great restaurants. This blog post is of Jean George's restaurant Nougatine. We went here for lunch and ordered the pre-fix menu. I suggest ordering pre-fix menus because it is a really great deal for the amount of food you receive. Pre-fix menus are awesome when you go with friends and can sample many different apps, entrees and desserts! 

Nougatine's atmosphere is sleek and modern. This is a picture of the immaculate open kitchen. I loved how you could watch the chef's working their magic. The fact that this kitchen is incredibly clean made the experience even better!

Homemade black cherry-yuzu soda. I hardly drink soda; however, this herbal soda was out of this world delicious!  You cannot forget to order any of the house sodas. 

Beautiful flowers on the table called the "change flower. " The change flower happens to be in the same family as asparagus; therefore, they gave the table a earthy feel while still managing to be original and modern. 

My appetizer- an artichoke with a mustard mayonnaise and chervil. 

Shrimp salad with avocado. 

Tuna tartare with avocado, radish and ginger sauce 

Slow baked salmon with bok choy 

I highly recommend getting this dish composed of black bass with leeks and rabe. An unexpected pairing that was way beyond the flavor context I could have imagined. The rabe managed to be subtle enough to not over power the black bass. All I am saying is that you must order this! 

This is my entree- flounder with brussels sprouts. The habanero sauce was divine and added a perfect salty accompanied to the perfectly cooked flounder.

Pecan rolls with espresso ice cream.

Jean-Georges signature warm chocolate cake. The vanilla bean ice cream was a vibrant accompaniment to the warm cake.   

Happy Eatings! 

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