Le Bernardin [lounge]

My fellow foodie, SaraDish, and I dropped by the Le Bernardin lounge for a quick pre-dinner drink.  At the bar, I fell in love with the LB Champagne Cocktail — a deliciously refreshing concoction of champagne, lemon, St. Germain, lemongrass, and black pepper. It was divine (which is why I had to have another).  I also enjoyed the creative bar snacks, especially the nori-wrapped pretzels and yuzu popcorn. To our surprise and sheer delight, the bartender presented us each with a beautiful dish of kanpachi tartare and told us that it was compliments of Chef Eric Ripert (my favorite chef of all time). We were absolutely thrilled, and the kanpachi was exquisite! (Thank you, Chef Eric and SaraDish!!!)

Le Bernardin: 155 West 51st Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue)

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LB Champagne Cocktail (Roederer Champagne, Lemongrass, Black Pepper, St. Germain, Lemon)

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Bar snacks (Walnuts, Nori Pretzels, Yuzi Popcorn)

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Kanpachi Tartare, Wasabi Tobiko Ginger, Coriander Emulsion

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Petits Fours

Le Bernardin [lounge]