Fall Menu Highlights: A Perfect Dinner in New York
After tasting the Santa Monica fall menu, we headed for New York to sample Chef Kyung Up Lim’s entire fall menu. Out of the many combinations any guest at the restaurant could compose, we offer here a perfect four-course meal ready to celebrate the joys of autumn in Manhattan.
Oysters make the perfect starter. These ultra-fresh shellfish have the clean, briny taste of the open sea, perfectly complemented by a classic, delicately tart mignonette sauce.
This salad is crunchy and light. The rocket, also commonly known as arugula, provides a peppery taste echoed by the spice of the crisp, cool radish. We all loved this salad at the tasting.
When these arrived from the kitchen, we couldn’t believe how beautiful and playful the plate looked. Kyung’s cooking and presentation took our breath away. The meat is juicy, tender, and sweet, and every element of the dish works together to enhance its flavor.
Pastry Chef Amanda Moreno’s seasonal offerings were inventive and exciting. This particular exotic dessert tantalized us with its traditional Asian blend of sweet spices (allspice, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and star anise) and the grapey, icy granita. What an exciting, refreshing finish to a perfect meal!