It is a great shame as I really thought there was a tremendous potential for synergy there. He returned quickly and led me into The Pool Room and to my table. The a la carte menu also beckoned, boasting “traditional and new classics. Mostly though, they appeared comfortable with themselves, from the elderly couple sitting to my right totally unconcerned with the finished plates in front of them to the beautifully roasted duck being carved table side in front of me to my left to the couple that was seated to my left, visiting one of their old favorites while back in the City from Boca Raton and with whom a friendly and enjoyable conversation was struck throughout my meal. This looked to be coated in a similar fashion though it was darker and browner with more of a hint of chocolate in the coating and none of beet. The lamb was presented as a large Frenched chop.
Despite my panting palate and broken belly, the dish intrigued with perfectly cooked fish and a deep, rich flavor. This was another truly extraordinary dish and one of the very best that I have eaten all year. This dish with a few variations has become a bit of a Trabocci signature. There were also balancing mildly bitter greens. It’s very aroma provided me with a second wind and its bite fortified me further such that once finished, I could actually have eaten more. The first dish brought out was a roasted pear with a honeycomb, honeycomb ice cream and the roasting liquid from the pear, a sublime combination that worked well as a palate cleanser and meal finisher. The next two dishes were somewhat familiar to me from my previous dinner at Fiamma.
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After the Fiamma meal, I wrote about this dish on sezsons”Carpaccio and tartare are classic Italian dishes. This was one of the finest meals of my life. I was, at this time by now 10PM and the restaurant was beginning to yield some empty tablesstarting to get a bit weasons. Part Two Posted on December 30, by docsconz.
Sent from my iPhone. The tartare preparation was basically classic served with shaved parmiggiano and a quail egg. The buratta was rich and the beets were beautiful and sweet.
Any photo on this site is purchasable for private or commercial use. That my palate had been somewhat re-invigorated by gour lamb was not a bad thing as I was now able to sample some dessert.
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It turned out, that the meat was not actually attached to the bone which simply pulled trabocchl. I asked for the check, which was declined. January 13, at 3: The carpaccio was more inventive, but still “Italian” in terms of derivation, conception and flavor despite the Asian influence of beef breed and tofu. Sad news for sure after reading such a promising review. So stunned was I to be receiving a second foie gras dish that I failed tour recall the details of the preparation. The dish was another winner despite the presence of a foam that visually shielded the scallops, leaving them to surprise on the palate.
Those are all essential components if the fine dining experience is to have been considered a complete success. If this meal is fbaio indication, what they are capable of is true culinary greatness.
What could I do, but continue to eat. Clearly I was a VIP in this instance and treated fully as such, to the point that my entire meal had been cooked personally by Chef Trabocchi and one other chef, as Chef Trabocchi wanted me to get a sense of what he and The Four Seasons are fully capable of. Seazons the Cafe Boulud earlier in the day, the clientele here generally represented a different world, a world comfortable with money, with power, with decisions and with the other people sitting in the room.
This was another truly extraordinary dish and one of the very best that I have eaten fabiio year.
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A salad with buratta and heirloom beets soon graced my table. The duxelle of mushrooms on top added earthy notes, but did not make the dish any less “Italian” either. He returned quickly and led me into The Pool Room and to my table. Though I was initially disappointed at the lack of an opportunity to sample a signature creation, the pleasure of encountering a cocktail that defines its genre such as Bartalotta’s Negroni, a Gin-Gin Mule from the hands of Audrey Saunders or a Sazerac from Chris McMillan quickly supplanted any lingering sense of annoyance.
My pitiful entreaties notwithstanding, the kitchen endeavored to send out another dish too far along in the pipeline, Filet of Turbot with fingerling potatoes and parsley in a red wine sauce. The second familiar dish was described as Angus Beef Carpaccio Wrapped around Tofu with Quail egg and white truffle along with an angus beef tartar in the center of the plate with a mushroom duxelle on top.
Robert, it is true that as of yesterday, Chef Trabocchi is no longer at The Four Seasons, a shocking and very disappointing development. Despite my panting palate and broken belly, the dish intrigued with perfectly cooked fish and a deep, rich flavor. What arrived was the best Negroni I have had since a year prior at Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare in Las Vegas, joining the latter as my Negroni standard.
The dish also incorporated fish roe, a nasturtium leaf and a little Balsamic vinegar. One small difference between the dish here at The Four Seasons and the faboo I had at Fiamma was that in this case the oysters were Kumamotos, while at Fiamma they were Glidden Points. It is a great shame as I really thought there was a tremendous potential for synergy there. The textures, flavor balances and sheer conception are brilliant and represent a perfect marriage of Italian and Asian ingredients and concepts, now presented in a most definitively New York restaurant.
I asked the waiter to have Chef Trabocchi start slowing things down as it was apparent that I was getting more than the four courses that I had ordered. The next two dishes were somewhat familiar to me from my previous dinner at Fiamma. If they can’t do it consistently, it will still be a very good restaurant capable of greatness on any given day and they will still have their power lunches.
When this dish was brought to the table, my first inclination was to think it was a swordfish steak, but it turned out to be more foie gras, this time, a seared lobe served atop a bed of beans.
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The look of the following dish reminded me of Paul Liebrandt’s preparation of foie gras coated with a beet gelee. This hrabocchi which absolutely captured the essence of crab, was absolutely one of the two or three best dishes I had all year and Dungeness isn’t even generally my favorite crab.
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Which ingredient was enhancing the other more was a legitimate question with both being supported by a calibrated sprinkling of salt and invigorated by subnotes of menthol and citrus despite the obvious presence of either.
Paying attention to it was a wise choice. When asked if I would like a cocktail, I asked if there was a cocktail menu. If both the back and the front of the house can accomplish those things and do so day in and day out, there is no doubt that Fabio Trabocchi’s The Four Seasons will be worthy of and earn Three Michelin Stars and Four New York Times Stars.