Happy Birthday Anne! Since it’s your birthday I thought it would be a good idea to write a recap of our dinner last month at Atera.
My good friend, Anne, and I recently went to Atera before I left for Bali. We are both big “foodies” and agree that Atera is one of the most unique restaurants in NYC to splurge on. The menu varies seasonally, and you will always be entertained when dining there, since most sit along a large U-shaped counter around the kitchen where you can watch the chefs work their culinary magic.
Caviar | tapenade, burnt cream
Fluke | daikon, mushroom, wasabi
Fall Salad | yellow vegetables, gold leaf, yes gold!
Lamb Tartare | eggplant, nasturtium
Sea Urchin w/carrot – minus sauce
Sea Urchin, sauced
Trout Roe | squash, pumpkin seed
Smoked Trout | brown butter, liver, Queen Anne’s Lace (how appropriate Anne!)
Trout Liver | apple, brown butter
Geoduck | lardo, air baguette
Look at the light and fluffy “air baguette”
Pig Blood Tart | tomato jam, black truffle, burgundy oxalis
Hushpuppy | smoked yolk, corn
Beet Jerky | strained buttermilk
Smoked Mussels | mussel jus, purple carrot
Chicken Dumpling | citrus sudashi, black truffle
Lubina | cranberry bean, okra
Abalone | wheat berry, pork, emerald ice lettuce
Roasted Duck | dirty rice, green tea, wrinkled crinkled cress
Raspberry Sorbet | licorice caramel
Almond and Grapes | buckler leaf
Roasted Squash | marshmallow, brown butter
I love these chocolates and the way they are presented.
A really great cappucinno. They also have an amazing tea service, which I’m going to try next time.
Thank you Atera for another unforgettable meal.
Happy Birthday Anne! When are we going to go again?
Atera | 77 Worth Street New York, NY | Tasting menu is 225 with optional beverage pairing.