Vitae

I always love dining at Vitae. ¬†Over the past year, it’s become a staple go-to restaurant, thanks to the amazing food and friendly service. This time around, my foodie friend and I indulged in some of our Vitae faves: those heavenly parker house rolls, the crispy pork belly, and pork schnitzel. Oh so good! We also sampled a few new items, including the tuna & hamachi crudo with hijiki seaweed and seared diver scallops in Thai curry sauce — one of Chef Edwin Bellanco’s signature dishes. A few creative sorbets and a decadent dark chocolate mousse with blood orange rounded out our meal. As always, many thanks to Chef Edwin and his team for another beautiful meal!

Vitae: 4 East 46th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Madison)

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Crystal Green Persuasion (Junipero gin, honey, cucumber, basil, mint, lemon juice)

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Warm Parker House Rolls glazed with duck fat and sea salt

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Amuse Bouches: Pulled Pork Taco, Tempura Shrimp, Burrata Crostini, Butternut Squash Soup

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Tuna & Hamachi crudo, hijiki seaweed, holland chile, lotus root and sriracha vinaigrette

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Crispy pork belly, cabbage, Parisienne apple, apple cider vinaigrette

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Pork Schnitzel

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Tasty sides: cranberry jam, cucumber, warm potato salad

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Seared diver scallops, cauliflower, golden raisins, cashews, Thai curry sauce

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Strawberry mint soda

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Lemon & pink peppercorn sorbet, chocolate sorbet, and hazelnut gelato

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Dark Chocolate Mousse with blood orange and hazelnut

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The dining room

Vitae