Ai Fiori has officially become one of my top three favorite restaurants of all time. I went back for the third time since February, and it was just as memorable as ever. The Vellutata and Trofie Nero are the two must-order dishes for me and my bf — we are obsessed with them! They are consistently amazing. Great service and fantastic food — that’s what makes me a die hard Ai Fiori fan for life!
Ai Fiori: 400 Fifth Avenue (between West 36th and 37th Street)
Amuse bouche (whipped egg with pickled ramps and breadcrumbs)
Special: (Spanish Mackerel Crudo, radish, caramelized onions)
Vellutata (lobster soup, périgord black truffles, chervil)
Trofie Nero (ligurian crustacean ragu, seppia, scallops, spiced mollica)
Astice (butter poached nova scotia lobster, asparagus, morels, château chalon sauce)