Wednesday, February 9, 2011

National Bagel and Lox Day - Try WD 50's Bagel Ice Cream and Salmon Threads

{Classic Bagel and Lox}

Today is National Bagel and Lox Day! And although there's nothing wrong with the classic you've go to try WD 50's Everything Bagel Ice cream.
{Everything Bagel Ice Cream, Salmon Threads, Pickled Red Onions, and Cream Cheese Chip}

WD50 is a restaurant on the Lower East Side that specializes in Molecular Gastronomy and American Nouveau cuisine. I have always been a huge fan of Molecular Gastronomy; I blame it on my science background. In fact, one of the top restaurants on my bucket list is Homaro Cantu's Moto Restaurant in Chicago. I mean talk about a genius in the kitchen. 

{Chef Wylie Dufresne}

 But I'm not going to Chicago anytime soon and I really wanted to partake in a meal that would blow my mind.
Chef and Owner Wylie Dufresne is a magician in the kitchen. He transforms one of my favorite breakfast foods into a culinary delight, that I would expect to find in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. 

{Everything Bagel Ice Cream, Salmon Threads, Pickled Red Onions, and Cream Cheese Chip}

The Everything Bagel Ice Cream is served with Pickled red Onions, a crispy cream cheese chip, Salmon Threads, and sorrel microgreens as garnish. It's like nothing I've ever tasted. The Everything bagel Ice Cream tastes like a creamy, sweet and Salty version of an Everything Bagel. The Salmon threads have the texture of bonito flakes, and the pickled red onions add a balanced acidity.  The strange thing is despite how it looks it tastes just like bagel and lox. This is definitely a must try!

Chef: Wylie Dufresne
Cuisine: American Nouveau, Molecular Gastronomy
Neighborhood: LES
Price: $140 tasting menu + drinks = $200 per person

1 comment:

Zaire Saunders said...

These Bagels look Delicious! I can go for one right about now.

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