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Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions for New York - we managed a fair few but definitely need another trip back again soon to experience all the rest! The highlight of our trip was a birthday lunch for my brother at Jean George. With its 3 Michelin stars and $28 price tag for a two course lunch, this has to be the most exceptional value meal I have ever had. We definitely recommend it (and thanks to the blog reader who recommended it to us). Their Fois Gras Brulee made it to dish number 3 of last years Time Out "100 best things we ate in New York" and is definitely worth trying. Among the other dishes we tried were parmesan confit chicken with lemon butter and basil and delicious confit duck with white asparagus. The dessert plates (chocolate, citrus, apple and winter) at $8 (£4!!!!!) were such a bargain that we could have had all four! My favourite was the jar of home made marshmallows that they cut at your table - heavenly! This is a definite thumbs up recommendation and a must visit place in New York.

8 comments:

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Wow - that meal looks the business! And the price tag - unbelievable! A compelling reason to go to New York, right there...

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm glad you loved it and took the suggestion. It's my favorite secret place to have lunch in NYC and definitely worth the food, price and service. JG is definitely a reason to go to NYC in itself!

Marie said...

What a wonderful experience you have had Hannah! It's always good to leave something to experience the next time you go over!

Sylvie said...

Hannah, sounds like you had a fabulous time and some wonderful food. I hope you'll let us know what goodies you brought back with you.

Rita said...

Wow - glad you got the opportunity to experience this. Glad you enjoyed it Hannah!

Magic Cochin said...

... another reason to go over to NY, looks like I'll have to book a flight soon!

Celia

Browners said...

What a fantastic experience. It looks phenomenal. Can't wait to get out there and give it a go myself.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

milhan said...

Looks and sounds like you had a great trip...and you had good weather too, what a treat!