wd~50 2nd Visit — New York City (3/2014)

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About a year ago, I dined at wd~50 and had a great meal.  On a visit to New York last month, I decided to go again and see what the offerings were.  Again I could not book a solo table on Opentable.com (even for a Sunday evening), but I called and they had no issue with accommodating my reservation.  As always, the diner has two options: the Tasting Menu and the Vault Menu.  The Tasting menu is the current selection of dishes offered by the chef of about 13 items.  The Vault is a shorter selection of favorite dishes from the past 10 years.  I decided to go with the full Tasting Menu. They ask for, and will accommodate allergies and food preferences, but I decided to leave the menu as is.

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wd~50 — New York City (3/2013)

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I had been to wd~50 several years ago.  It was in the same location on Clinton St., but the format was different.  Wylie Dufresne (the “wd” in the name) continues to be a notable presence in New York, and his food creations incorporate molecular gastronomy techniques, so I decided I had to go back some time.  It’s a Michelin one-star restaurant.  OpenTable.com does provide a way to make reservations, but it was difficult to secure a table for one (while it would have booked a table for two), so I decided to call and was successful in making a reservation.

 The diner has two options: the Tasting Menu and the Vault Menu.  The Tasting menu is the current selection of dishes offered by the chef of about 13 items.  The Vault is a shorter selection of favorite dishes from the past 10 years.  I decided to go with the full Tasting Menu. They ask for, and will accommodate allergies and food preferences, but I decided to leave the menu as is.

For the full write-up, click here.