TBT: Celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary at Jean George, NYC

Eek, this post is long overdue! Especially since our 3rd wedding anniversary is coming around the corner!

I gave Gambit a cotton shirt with a panda on it as his 2nd wedding anniversary gift, because in the US the 2nd year gift is cotton.

Gambit’s parents had gifted us a restaurant gift voucher at Christmas time (and part birthday presents) and we decided to use it for our anniversary so we could go to a fancy pants place to eat.

I looked up all the participating restaurants in New York and after rounding it down to either Jean George or Daniel, I decided to go with Jean George.

When we arrived, we were seated at our table which faced the rest of the restaurant. The tables next to us were also couples and as we later found out, were also celebrating some type of birthday or anniversary.

Now it’s time to look at some photos of fancy foods:

The food

Cocktails to start – Amaretto sour

Diver Scallops,Caramelized Cauliflower, Caper-Raisin Emulsion

Yellowfin Tuna Ribbons, Avocado, Spicy Radish and Ginger Marinade

Undercooked Halibut

Sourdough Crusted Salmon, Creamed Fava Beans and Lime

Black Sea BassCrusted with Nuts and Seeds, Sweet and Sour Jus

Muscovy Duck Breast Topped with Cracked Jordan Almonds, Amaretto Jus

Rhubarb plate

Selection of cheeses

Complimentary ‘Happy Anniversary’ cake

Petit Fours

Complimentary bag with chocolates

Verdict: Jean George

The service was not bad. However we had faults with our orders which was pretty bad for such a high end restaurant. Firstly, our Amaretto sours came without the sour and then, my Halibut came out cold and raw in the middle. For those reasons, I would not return. And not only that, I still have regrets of not going to Daniel.

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