151 East 58th, Beacon Court
New York, NY 10022
Reservations - 212 644 0202
|Le Cirque's Kitchen|
Le Cirque offers a six course Chef's Tasting menu for a very reasonable $135 per person (plus wine). Because of our "connection" we enjoyed an employee discount, and a few additional courses mysteriously appeared throughout the evening.
The first course was a daurade ceviche, a citrus marinated sea bream, fresh and brightly seasoned with some cilantro and plated with slices of avacado and carrot salad. Paired with a bubbly glass of Champagne Ayala, we were off to a good start.
|Rina and Chef Christina Towers|
A perfectly pink seared duck breast was served with enough vegetables to make Mary happy, tiny heirloom radishes, braised petite turnips, and a real treat - some Ligurian Tagiasche cured olives. It was enough to distract your attention from the main attraction, the duck.
Just when we thought we were finishing up the last course of tropical sorbets and frozen pineapple yogurt, a second dessert course arrived. It was a large enough selection of candies and pastries to startle the most fervent chocoholic, along with piping hot chocolate souflees and creme brulee and table favors for the ladies - miniature travel size jewelry boxes filled with house made chocolates. Over the top it was, and that is an appropriate description for a restaurant whose name means "the circus". We were indeed treated to a three ring spectacular.
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