D-DAY: Part 2

22 Oct

The finale to Dax’s birthday extravaganza was his birthday lunch at Jean-Georges’ Spice Market in the Meatpacking District! It was our first time dining at one of Jean-Georges’ restaurants, and we were both so excited for this experience!

403 West 13th Street

During my search for the perfect place to take Dax for his birthday, I came across this restaurant and was captivated. First, the interior – as soon as you step foot inside, you feel like you have entered a Southeast Asian paradise. The airy two-level space is filled with rich violets, indigos, and deep reds and adorned with artifacts imported from Rajastan, South India, Burma, and Malaysia adorn the airy two-level space. Custom-made colonial style furniture is mixed with Oriental period pieces such as wooden Thai and Chinese porcelain garden stools.

Next, the menu – innovative yet authentic, Southeast Asian street food inspired dishes. Regional fish sauces, curries and spices are tweaked to tantalizing effect in dishes like chicken samosas with cilantro-infused yogurt, a vinegar-infused pork vindaloo and halibut cha ca la vong. Guests can truly experience the culture of Southeast Asia by dining family style. Food comes throughout the meal and is placed at the center of table for all to share.

I surprised Dax with the Spice Market Menu – a tasting of Jean-Georges’ favorite dishes! Over the course of two hours, we enjoyed nine incredible dishes that were each so unique, flavorful, authentic, and creative. Here are pictures from our wonderful meal. Feast your eyes and enjoy!

Crisp lentil chips, spicy chutney

Shaved tuna, chilli tapioca, Asian pear and lime

Lobster summer roll, citrus-dill gelee, sriracha emulsion

Spiced chicken samosa, cilantro yogurt

Charred chili rubbed beef skewer, Thai basil dipping sauce

Cod with Malaysian chili Sauce, Thai basil

Char grilled chicken, kumquat lemongrass dressing

Ginger fried rice, breaded egg, raw yolk

Thai jewels, crushed coconut ice

Ovaltine kulfi, caramelized banana, spiced milk chocolate sauce

HAPPY BIRTHDAY D!!!

Spice Market offers exceptional food and attentive service in a casual and sexy atmosphere. If you love Asian cuisine and are eager to try exciting new dishes, visit Spice Market! It is a true taste of euphoria!

Spice Market

403 W. 13th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 675-2322

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