My Citizens, one of the finest meals it has ever been the privilege of the eternal TFD to sample was at the legendary NYC restaurant, Le Bernardin!
Le Bernardin is a French seafood restaurant in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Gilbert Le Coze and his sister Maguy Le Coze started the restaurant in Paris in 1972, where it was called Les Moines de St. Bernardin. They restarted the restaurant in New York in 1986, not long after receiving a third Michelin star.
Gilbert le Coze died of a heart attack in 1994, and Éric Ripert succeeded him as chef de cuisine. Chef Ripert later opened another restaurant, Philadelphia’s 10 Arts and Westend Bistro, in Washington, D.C..
In 2009, Le Bernardin ranked 15th in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”, a shortlist published by Restaurant magazine. The list is compiled by polling chefs, restaurateurs, food critics, and gourmands.
Le Bernardin is one of seven restaurants in New York with three Michelin stars. It has maintained a four-star rating from The New York Times since 1986.
Zagat rates Le Bernardin among the best restaurants in New York. In Zagat’s annual survey of restaurant patrons, Le Bernardin received the most votes of any restaurant in the city during the years 2009 to 2012. The ratings are published in a guide for the following year. In 2012, 44,306 restaurant patrons participated in the survey, and the ratings were summarized in the 2013 New York City Restaurants guide.
In 2017, Le Bernardin ranked second on La Liste, the French Foreign Ministry’s list of the top 1000 restaurants in the world.
Citizens, this recipe is one of the classic signature recipes of Chef Ripert, and one of the most delicious things that will ever grace your palate. It is not overly difficult to make and I hope you will try it at your earliest convenience! 😀
Battle on – The Generalissimo