1 Central Park West,
Phone: (212) 299-3900
If you’re looking for traditional French, look elsewhere. Jean Georges Vongerichten never does anything by the book, which is why dining at his restaurants is always so exciting. For over a decade, his four-star flagship eatery has managed to dazzle with unexpected combinations and flavors. His Foie Gras Brûlée is no exception. Died and gone to Jean-Georges, this doozy comes with a warm, caramelized nibble of foie gras, nestled inside a buttery brioche. Never one to let the menu go stale, Vongerichten tweaks this phenomenal dish every few months with seasonal touches, like Pineapple-Meyer Lemon Jam or Dried Sour Cherries with Candied Pistachios and White Port Gelée. Currently, his foie gras brulee is paired with a jam-like strawberry sauce. If you cant’ get a table at Jean-Georges, don’t despair. The Foie Gras Brulée is also offered at Vongerichten’s Nougatine, which shares a kitchen with Jean-Georges, right next door.