|Hey MB, jiml, and sarah: do you have any thoughts about your meal at Allen & Delancy? Worth it?
I'm afraid I wasn't able to get my American Express out fast enough so I can't speak to the worth but the room is comfortable and the company was exceptional. And you gotta love that sommelier. I think we had the polenta, the shaved fennel, and the scallops followed by the lamb, the duck, and the beet risotto. All good, if not mind blowing. And the six sorbet sampler (buttermilk the best) and four of the desserts. If anything rocked my world I guess it would be the whiskey-vanilla milkshake. It came in a cordial shot glass and was paired with a couple of other things which I could have lived without. Yes, I would go back just for the milkshake, or three. And there is a cocktail with good tequila, great whisky and absinthe that I would like to try sometime. The place was comfortably crowded at 730 and packed at 1030 when we left, on a Monday.
"...whiskey-vanilla milkshake. It came in a cordial shot glass and was paired with a couple of other things which I could have lived without..."
the sommelier makes it, even though he got my name wrong. I friggin love that guy! It was pretty interesting that the room just kept filling up even though it was a Monday night. The food really was delicious. I am glad they added the whiskey to the milkshake, it's the only way I would have gotten a little sip of the stuff.
As a usage note I must point out that “the sommelier” is now numbered among the manifold monikers of him we call “the wheel” or “skinny” or a thousand other names…
Well, it's funny YOU should point that out, because in this case we were talking about a sommelier named Alex.
I'm guessing that was the Alex from 71 Clinton?