NYC – 1/14/15 – Momofuku Ko

It had quite some time, actually way too long, since I visited the old Ko. So the memory may have faded slightly but it still feels like the new Ko is an entirely new restaurant – the more grown up and refined version of the original. The new space is industrial yet quite homey and I can’t wait to visit in summer when I hope the garage doors will be open. Service is much more friendly than I remember and the chefs a bit more chatty. Of course everything that we ate was fantastic and its difficult to pick favorites, but I am a sucker for soft scrambled eggs. Keep an eye on the reservations as we got lucky fairly last minute. And it didn’t photograph well, but I cannot fail to mention the very unique take-home menu presentation.

Aperitif – verjus, cappelletti, soda

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Apple soda

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Lobster paloise. Tartlet

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Vegetable roll

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Millefeuille

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Madal – green chile, shiso, consommé

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Razor clam – pineapple, basil

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Beet – brown butter, anchovy, furikake

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Venison – fermented black bean, Brussels sprouts

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Mackerel sabazushi – ginger, dashi ponzu

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Mushroom – scallop, asian pear

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Soft scramble – potato, osetra, herbs. Bread and butter

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Celery root – black truffle, tandoori

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Branzino – artichoke, sumac, yogurt

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Lobster – sweet potato, tonsure, sauce

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Foie gras – lychee, pine nut, riesling jelly

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Duck – lime pickle, watercress

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Clementine – campari

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Coconut – banana, rum

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Mignardises

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