Restaurant Week Alternatives: The $45 Lobster Tasting Menu At Matyson
What’s that? You’re sick to friggin’ death of all the Restaurant Week nonsense clogging up your favorite restaurants (and your favorite food blog)? Well then have I got a deal for you…
Over at Matyson, they’re doing their yearly “F.U. Restaurant Week” lobster tasting menu which, for just $45, gets you 5 courses of lobstery goodness, in a dining room where the staff isn’t ready to slit their wrists if they have to talk about the goddamn chicken special one more time.
You can check out the menu (and a couple notes on the menu) after the jump.
MATYSON TASTING MENU
Monday, January 28- Thursday, January 31
Pumpkin Seed Soup
Barley, squash, mint
Bottarga, crème fraiche, citrus ash
Foie gras, mushroom, pear, parsnip
Curry, cauliflower, almond, leek
Bananas Foster Poundcake**
Vanilla ice cream
$45 Prix fixe does not include tax, beverage, or gratuity
* “But wait,” you say, “It doesn’t look like there’s any lobster on this menu at all!” Just cool yer jets there Snappy. According to chef Ben Puchowitz, there is lobster in all of the dishes, but that he got really sick of writing “lobster” in every description so just stopped. “The lobster,” he said, “is implied.” So yeah, lobster with the gnocchi, lobster in the chawanmushi. You get the idea.
** There’s probably NOT lobster in the bananas Foster poundcake. Although if there is, you should just shut up and eat it because Ben might be a weirdo, but he’s really good at pulling off things like “Bananas Foster Poundcake with Lobster.”
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