By grace.g.yang ยท March 30, 2011
Under: American,Desserts,Dinner,French,Michelin 2010 Guide,Michelin 2011 Guide,Midtown East,My Life

Last Wednesday, the weather was absolutely terrible (rain and hail all day!) and I had a pretty miserable fall on my way to a pilates class after work. I wasn’t feeling that great but Ken called me at work and asked if I wanted to have dinner at Gilt. I asked him if it was a special occasion or if we were celebrating anything but he said he just wanted to have dinner with me. I was super excited to dine at Gilt again and got on the subway right away.

Gilt has an assortment of creative breads – I started with the apple and fig bread:


The menu was very similar to my previous visit (you can read the post here) so I wanted to try something new – I ordered the fluke tartare:


The fluke was covered with a layer of beet gelee, apple sorbet, and mixed with lots of dill – another shot:


It was refreshing and really interesting – the little balls, which the waiter referred to as dipping dots – didn’t really melt until hit our mouth (how did they do that?) and the fluke was very fresh.

Ken ordered the bacon and eggs:


The bacon and eggs came with Hackelback Caviar, Cipollini Compote, Creme Fraiche, and pork chicarrons (on the side). The dish was custard-y and a little too pork-heavy; Ken liked the dish but trying it after I ate half of my fluke, it was way too heavy to eat.

For my entree, I ordered the Chatham cod:


And Ken ordered the dry aged strip loin:


My cod was delicious – after eating the bacon and eggs, I needed something a bit lighter to cleanse the palate. Ken’s strip loin was what my mom ordered the last time I visited (although I forgot when we were ordering, otherwise I would’ve had Ken order something else) – Ken liked the strip loin but wasn’t a big fan of the cod.

Carrot sorbet to cleanse our palates:


Pear: Pecorino Parfait, Pistachio Streusel Crunch for dessert:


As well as Chocolate: Chocolate Souffle, Dulce de Leche, Vanilla Ice Cream:


The souffle was much better than my previous visit and it was Ken’s favorite part of the dessert, although neither of us were huge fans of the desserts.

Petit fours to end our meal:


Ken didn’t think it was a great meal but liked the atmosphere – I thought my dishes were good and light but Ken’s were a bit too heavy. Ken liked per se and Masa a lot more and thought Gilt was more along the lines of Corton (our first date!) We ended up having drinks in the bar with his brother in law after dinner and had a nice time catching up.

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Reader Comments

Wow, the presentation looks pretty spectacular. Bummed to hear that the flavors didn’t always taste as great as the visuals implied. Been wanting to try this place for awhile… Thanks for the great post about your dinner there!

Written By Amuse * Bouche on April 1st, 2011 @ 11:43 am

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