So so happy to be back at Wildair! I’m pretty sure I have had several dreams about the spicy tuna toast since I left New York and one of the few dishes I’ve ordered twice in one sitting.
If there wasn’t always a wait I would be at Wildair every night. Actually even if I just lived in the neighborhood I would be here every night regardless. I am pretty sure I could never get tired of the spicy tuna toast which was one of my favorite dishes of 2016. A previous iteration I reordered for dessert. Yes it is that good. I just wish the secret wasn’t out.
Potato darphin, maine uni, jalapeno
Breakfast radishes, seaweed butter
Fluke crudo, pineapple, ‘nduja
Beef tartare, smoked cheddar, brazil nuts
Spicy tuna toast, tomato, scallion
Crispy grain salad, hearts of palm, tarragon
Yet another great Contra collaboration dinner, this time with Andre Chiang of Restaurant Andre in Singapore. He is fantastic as is his food and I hope to someday make it to Singapore!
Baby mushroom croque en bouche
Oyster, lapsong gelee, peas
Rose champagne, heirloom tomatoes, poisson de roche
King crab, celery sabyon, capers
Elysian fields lamb, scallop lasagna, cresson-wasabe
Quail, fava, cherries
I have absolutely loved all of the Contra collaboration dinners and this one was no exception. While the floral displays and seasonal decorations at Gramercy Tavern are always stunning, the centerpiece of the large table in the private dining room was exceptional. Looking back at this menu it is very difficult to pick a favorite dish. And in several cases I am not sure which dish was a Contra vs. Gramercy Tavern creation which in my opinion means that this was a very successful collaboration. Also impeccable service by the GT team!
Warm potatoes, mackerel, spruce
Smoked trout & eel consomme, onions
Hake, parsnips, mustard greens
Sweetbreads, asparagus, lobster
Grilled coppa, mushrooms, fresh herbs
Passionfruit semifreddo, wildflower honey, spruce
Strawberries, sour milk ice cream