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June 28, 2012 / Food Follower

Dinner at Daniel for My Grandmother’s 90th Birthday

Today was my grandmother’s 90th birthday, so to celebrate, my family went to Daniel Boulud’s three star Michelin restaurant, Daniel. On this fine evening, I ate the best meal of my life (I should declare tonight a milestone!).

Let me cut to the chase – here is the food I ate. (I will try my best to recount all the ingredients in each dish).

Amuse bouche: tomato used three different ways. From left to right: tomato with octopus and yellow squash, gazpacho (the best of the three), and tomato with a langoustine.

Appetizer: trio of arctic char. From left to right: tartare with wasabi-spinach coulis, smoked with yukon golden potato, and confit with lemon zest.

Entrée: monkfish and king crab wrapped in spinach over wild rice.

Dessert: Kenyan coffee ganache with dark chocolate, rice crispy, and coffee ice cream. This was absolutely amazing!

They also served us freshly baked madeleine cookies, which were still warm.

And last but certainly not least, petits fours. I ate two small square chocolates, a blood orange jelly, and an orange macaron.


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  1. Signs of Life / Jun 30 2012 9:31 pm

    Beautiful. I’d love to go to Daniel. So cool you’re grandma is 90. I’d love to live to at least a 100–with everything still in good order 🙂

    • Food Follower / Jul 1 2012 6:57 am

      Same, and Daniel was an amazing way to celebrate. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. J M Naszady / Jul 8 2012 6:35 pm

    Happiest of birthdays to your grandmother!

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