YES! Jessica Minh Anh has arrived in New York City. Join the Parisian fashionista as she explores the city that never sleeps.
In this post, we will share with you Jessica's favourite French restaurants in Manhattan, New York. Two out of her top three are run by her friend, chef owner Daniel Boulud, who is one of America's leading culinary authorities. Boulud is the recipient of numerous honors, including James Beard Awards for “Outstanding Chef” and “Outstanding Restaurateur.” We will provide you with a menu breakdown of what Jessica experienced at each restaurant. Enjoy!
Located in the former Mayfair Hotel on Park Avenue, DANIEL is steeped in French culinary history. Since opening in 1993, DANIEL has earned its place among the pillars of New York City’s fine dining scene, receiving numerous accolades for its refined European cuisine, world-class cellar and gracious hospitality.
Building on time-honored techniques, Daniel presents a modern, seasonal menu inspired by the finest meats, wild game, seafood, fruits, vegetables and foraged flavors from around the world. Wines from the Rhône and Burgundy, as well as a robust Champagne program, rank among the noteworthy highlights of the restaurant’s award-winning cellar.
Jessica Minh Anh's Four-Course Meal Menu at Restaurant Daniel
GOLDEN OSSETRA CAVIAR
Crème Fraîche, Buckwheat Gaufrette
MAINE LOBSTER SALAD
“Chaud-Froid”, Pink Grapefruit, Green Asparagus Basil Emulsion, Miner’s Lettuce
MAINE PEEKYTOE CRAB Centennial Kumquat, Tender Greens
Hawaiian Heart of Palm
MONTAUK BLACK SEA BASS
Ossetra Caviar, Artichoke, Chickpea “Panisses”
PROVENCE WHITE ASPARAGUS
Gorgonzola, Walnut, Purslane and Sherry Wine “Sauce Mousseline”
Espelette Crusted, Morels, Minnesota Wild Rice Nettles, Baby Shallot Tempura
ICELANDIC ARCTIC CHAR
Kataifi Crusted, Celery, Licorice, Einkorn “Croquettes”
Michter’s Bourbon Emulsion
MICHOACÁN VACHERIN Avocado-Lavender Sorbet, Marzipan Ice Cream Tequila Foam, Lime Meringue, Crème Chantilly
RISING C RANCHES TARTE AU CITRON Etrog Lemon Crème, Masago Pearls Grains of Paradise Meringue
Per Se is a 3-Star Michelin restaurant by celebrity chef Thomas Keller. It offers the most exquisite nine-course tasting menus, exceptional presentation, and top-notch services. The best time to dine is at sunset with a spectacular view of Columbus Circle and Central Park.
Per Se is the second most expensive restaurant in the world (April 2022), just after Sublimotion restaurant in Ibiza, Spain. It remains one of the toughest high-end restaurants in New York to get a reservation, so we would recommend calling as early in advance as you can.
Jessica Minh Anh's Chefs Tasting Menu at Per Se
"Oysters And Pearls" "sabayon" of pearl tapioca with island creek oysters and sterling white sturgeon caviar
Tsar Imperial Osetra Caviar vichyssoise d'oseille, egg yolk confit, red radishes and yukon gold potato croutons
Hawaiian Hearts Of Peach Palm And Panna Cotta hass avocado, picquillo peppers, celery ribbons, piccolo basil and yellow pepper vierge
"Terrine" Of Huson Valley Moulard Duck Foie Gras peach "pate de fruits, "walnut coulis, red onion rings, toasted oats and telli cherry peppercorn "aigre-doux"
Herb Roasted Atlantic Halibut crcked bulger wheat parsley salad, shaved fennel, picholine olives, and heriloom tomato vinaigrette Libert Farms Pekin Duck Rillettes bing cherries, garden state sweet corn, purslane seasoned with applewood smoked foie grass
Elysian Fields Farms Lamb Rib-eye "en Persillade" greenmarket eggplant, turkish fish, cauliflower puree, and charred shishito pepper dressing
Fondue Of Cabot Creamery's "clothbound Cheddar" broccoli gratin, candied pine nuts and lemon - mustard "condiment"
Sake Soda green tea ice cream
Strawberry "Tea" mint "genoise, " rooibos "bavarois, " whipped birch syrup and strawberry sorbet
"Gateau Marjolaine De Fernand Point" "glace vanille-chocolate"
Chef Daniel Boulud’s Le Pavillon is only the most important new restaurant in New York City’s history. The French restaurant is located at One Vanderbilt, the soaring new skyscraper on East 42nd Street next to Grand Central.
Designed by Isay Weinfield, the space boasts a natural landscape composed of lush gardens and tall olive trees living among the tailored dining room and soaring ceilings, evoking a deep sense of natural splendor and genuine serenity.
Chef Daniel’s celebrated french cuisine, rooted in tradition with a contemporary New York-spirit, is at the forefront of the seafood and vegetable-focused menu at Le Pavillon.
Jessica Minh Anh's Four-Course Meal Menu at Le Pavillon
CAVIAR | 30 grams
golden osetra caviar
lemon crème fraîche, potato blinis
AVOCAT | FINES HERBES
grilled avocado, castle valley einkorn berries
kale, harissa, yogurt green goddess
THON | FENOUIL
yellowfin tuna, fennel pollen
socca crisp, tonnato sauce
BAR | BOK CHOY
grilled black bass, bok choy, chili vinaigrette
SOLE | CÉLERI
black trumpet-hazelnut crusted dover sole, celery root mousseline, sauce truffe noire
MASCARPONE | FRAISE
speculoos sablé, mascarpone mousse
harry’s berries strawberries
ANANAS | LAURIER
caramelized pineapple, vanilla crémeux
bay leaf ice cream
MEZCAL | ESPELETTE
Gracias a Dios Mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse, Jalapeño
Mönchoff Riesling Kabinett
“Ürzinger Würzgarten,” Mosel, Germany 2020
Other restaurants by Chef Daniel Boulud include DB Bistro, Barbetta, the Polo Bar, the Grill and the Pool, Sardi’s, Grand Central Oyster Bar, The Modern, Shun Lee Palace, La Jardinier, the Lambs Club, Bond 45 and Clement at The Peninsula.