Restaurant-Check: Rotisserie Georgette, New York City
One could say, the Rotisserie Georgette is one of many beautiful restaurants in Uptown Manhattan. BUT there is something very special on it. Maybe it's the super friendly and personal service or the fact that Georgette - the owner herself - is always around and chats with the guests. It could also be just the interior which is a mixture of old stylish furniture and modern details. One was for sure: It was totally full with all different kinds of people from the neighborhoods when we arrived.
We were personally welcomed and seated by Ms Georgette Farkas. We had a table close to the bar in the middle of the small restaurant where we could overlook everything and gather the most vibrant experience.
After a short time the waiter arrived, introduced himself and offered us a first aperitif. We ordered two mojito rosé with strawberry and rhubarb, the perfect fresh and fruity summer cocktail. Gladly Ms Georgette gave us good advices for dinner because we couldn't decide which of the delicious dishes we wanted to eat. The menu offers a selection of fresh starters and some amazing main courses. Most of their main courses were to share.
Our starters were an Italian buratta with crunchy San Daniele ham and an home made pesto. My colleague tried the foie gras terrine with a sweet tomato jam and crunchy toast. According to Daniel, it was the best he ever tried - even better than in France. The starters were accompanied by a glass of Sauvignon blanc from the Napa valley.
The choice of our main course was very hard. We were hesitating between a duck breast and a typical US-style steak. We took the Double R Ranch Prime Côte de Boeuf for two - medium rare with potatoes and corn with blueberries! The steak was paired with a 2012 Bordeaux cuvée. The combo of our lives. We were blown away, sitting somewhere in the Upper East side in an extremely chic and fashionable restaurant that seemed to be THE place to dine right now, in our favourite city in the world, drinking an amazing wine and eating the best beef we have had so far. Yes, you can only imagine how amazing this place is!
The dessert was - of course - a soufflé au chocolat with vanilla ice cream and chocolate truffles along with some fresh summer berries with a strawberry sorbet. The sweet wine from Sauternes was blowing us away finally. We had no other option than just sit there, watching at the people and capturing this unique moment in our life!
We would like to thank the whole team and Ms Farkas which made our first evening in New York the most amazing and special one. There are still places in the biggest cities of the world where you still feel the personal touch of the owners and know you are getting only the best of the best in terms of quality and value for money. This place is a total 10 out of 10 and as soon as we are back to the city that never sleeps, we will make sure to get a table here!
We were generously invited by Ms Farkas and were guests of the restaurant, however all above written expresses our own opinion and has not been influenced.