WD50 - 50 Clinton Street - New York City
on Manhattan's Lower East Side
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I don't think I could have come to New York without satisfying my curiosity about chef, Wylie Dufresne's WD50. It was fun. Sam Mason works magic as a pastry chef. The desserts (well, at least two of the three we tried), were a smash hit. I was seriously considering ordering second helpings of both the Manchego cheesecake, foamed pineapple, thyme and the Soft chocolate, sesame ice cream, ancho caramel, peanut powder. I think I would have done had I not worried about other members of my family, thinking me a glutton.
The service was great. The waiter reommended to me a glass of the Riesling 'Hattenheimer' Kabinett Von Simmern 2003 to pair with my pork belly. The whole family loved the taster I gave them of it, so we ended up ordering a bottle to share. It was decanted and beautifully presented. I am generally a red wide drinker but I think that this Riesling might signal a change in my future drinking habits.