Let's talk expectations.
It is impossible to capture the city's culinary scene in seven days, but I will make the most of the time and stomach capacity I've been given. NYC is the heart of America's best, a place where trends start and where the best makes names for themselves. Above all things I expect to be enlightened. It could happen in Daniel — for $230, I honestly should leave the restaurant wailing joyously over the food, but that probably won't happen — or it could happen in a sketchy hole in the wall. Doesn't matter where, but at some point some restaurant has to upend my understanding of food. I want to leave NYC with a new definition of good, better and best.
Here's a list of places I plan on visiting.
Del Posto (4 Stars NYT, 1 Michelin)
Pizza (will visit 4 places in one afternoon)
Ping's for Dim Sum
Jean-Georges (4 Stars NYT, 3 Michelin)
Daniel (4 Stars NYT, 3 Michelin)
Maybe those of you reading this can help me out here. Got any ideas/comments? Comment below. Much appreciated!