When my friends from Dominican Republic proposed to have dinner at “Adour” in St. Regis Hotel I was off course very excited…. What is it with me getting excited over food??? and then I keep complaining that I gained weight, lol.

“Adour”, the new restaurant of Alain Ducasse in New York, opened its doors in early 2008. I prefer this new venue than the old at the Essex House. It is a much grander venue, and David Rockwel did a fantastic job with the design.

After a short stinky cab ride, the driver left me at the corner of 55th street and 5th avenue. I haven’t planned the rain so my feet wearing the open toe shoes, were not particularly thrilled to walk under the rain. Thanks god, it wasn’t too long…

We all started with the Sauteed Duck Foie Gras, it was delicious… no need to say not very light but worth every calorie. The boys took after the Venison, and I took Nebraskan Beef. My meat literally melted in my mouth, and the Syrah sauce was just perfect.

For the desert, I took their signature dish; “Dark Chocolate Sorbet”. It was very good, and I even had edible gold on top of it ;) The Pineapple Souffle that my friend took was worth the 15 min wait. The only disappointing desert was “the Chocolate Leaf”… only chocolate nothing exciting.

The entire experience was amazing. I think Ducasse has chosen apples as the main ingredient for his seasonal menu, because I have eaten apples in all the possible ways with every dish.

The only thing that I will reproach is their bubbles… not cold enough, and we know by now that I like my bubbles cold and fizzy.

It was an excellent dinner, with perfect company. Our annual dinner as we call it was as usual a great success… now our new challenge would be to see each other more than once a year;)

Thank you my loves for the great evening!!!

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