Dinner at Colicchio and Sons

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The highlight of our short trip to NYC was our seasonal tasting dinner at Colicchio and Sons.

Fans of Top Chef, we were excited to see if the meal at a Tom Colicchio restaurant would live up to his perfectionist persona on the tv show.

Verdict?

In fact, it exceeded our expectations completely.

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First off, the restaurant itself is gorgeous and minimalist in neutral shades of gray and brown.

The aesthetic is masculine if not for all the lovely floral arrangements and a towering wall of flowers in a line in the middle of the restaurant.

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Instead of ordering our meal off the menu a la carte, we opted for the 7 course tasting menu.

We wanted to be surprised by each course and try out some dishes we wouldn’t normally order on our own.

So, that’s what we did and our 2 hour food adventure began.

I don’t think I can convey how lovely this meal was… course after course of beautiful plated and delicious food including oysters, sea urchin, caviar, prawns, scallops, lobster, duck, lamb, a special cheese fondue course with mustard ice cream, and lavender donuts.

I’ll just let the pictures show it all.

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cucumber

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lobster duck lamb cheese donut

My favorite course was the beautiful plate of cucumbers followed at a close second by the little pot of cheese fondue.

Sean raved about the duck wrapped in pancetta.

Until we meet again, Colicchio and Sons!

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