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Church Lady Deviled Eggs from Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming located in Disney Springs.

Le Bernardin, NYC

I enjoyed an expected lunch at Le Bernardin last week! (Yes, I even put on a jacket to dine there.) An incredible experience, this is one of those posts where you just let the images of Chef Eric Ripert’s seafood speak for themselves…

Smoked and poached salmon rillette…

With house made sourdough crisps…

“Almost raw” flash marinated hamachi…

With “rice crispy”, cucumber and a gochujang sake vinaigrette…

Pan-roasted monkfish with sautéed cepes and pearl onions à la crème paprika sauce…

Dulce de leche “petit choux” with roasted pineapple and spiced coconut-dark rum sauce…

The food and service lived up to and surpassed every expectation!

LE BERNARDIN

155 W 51st St.

New York, NY 10019

212-554-1515

le-bernardin.com

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Travel Tuesday: For her Manhattan restaurant, Salvation Taco, F&W Best New Chef 2007 April Bloomfield worked with chef Roberto Santibañez to develop a menu of admittedly inauthentic, but very delicious and creative Mexican-inspired dishes like this amazing skirt steak taco.

Recipe: Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos with Pecan-Chipotle Salsa