Le Grand Fooding 9am tasting menu with Chef Mauro Colagreco

Most people wake up early to go to the gym and start their day of on a healthy note. We on the other hand woke up this morning for a 9am tasting menu with champagne. One full belly, 2 naps and many coffees later I can find myself in a fairly awake state to write this post.

This morning was an adventure for sure! We walked to the random address, walked up the stairs and took in the most beautiful table setting we have seen for quite some time. It was dramatic. There must have been a few hundred candles running down the long table. A scene that vagely reminded me of lady and the tramp.

It was a funny scene filled of foodies fiddling around with their iphones and big SLR cameras, all trying to capture, tweet and post to facebook in order to show others what they were missing.

So the food was great. Even though we had absolutely no appetite we managed to consume the 4 course menu. There were very few complaints. Everything was pretty much spot on! Quite an accomplishment for chef Mauro Colagreco, seeing what he had to work with.

So here are the food pics…

 

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Le Grand Fooding, Exquisite corpse Mauro Colagreco - New York-2191Green apple fennel ravioli-filled live potato ears in tomato-trout broth with soured herring,Belon oysters with pear

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Le Grand Fooding, Exquisite corpse Mauro Colagreco - New York-2233Skillet-fried scampi with onion and marrow sauce

Le Grand Fooding, Exquisite corpse Mauro Colagreco - New York-2225Halibut in smoked sauce, sorrel with a celery and turnip purée

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Le Grand Fooding, Exquisite corpse Mauro Colagreco - New York-2267It all ended with an espresso and a bar of Mast Brothers Chocolate. Not sure when we will find room to eat that.

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LE GRAND FOODING – NEW YORK 2011
MAURO COLAGRECO

SEPTEMBER 25
9AM-12PM
Le Mirazur, Menton, France
”ENTRANCE FEE : $100, INCLUDING THE ENTIRE MENU PAIRED WITH ½ BOTTLE OF VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL CHAMPAGNE, S.PELLEGRINO & ACQUA PANNA MINERAL WATERS.
$15 OF EACH TICKET SOLD GOES TO ACTION AGAINST HUNGER /ACF-INTERNATIONAL”

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