Bill took us to Le Bernadin for lunch. INSANE. There were four of us and we all ordered three classic Le B dishes: raw tuna over foie gras; lobster tagliatelle; dover sole. This is my favorite lunch place on earth — period.
WINES: we started with a 2015 Reisling chosen by best Somm in America Aldo Sohm — it was really good, more dry than usual, which is a good thing for me at the beginning of things.
Next was a 2011 ROULOT MEURSAULT — other than Coche Dury, Roulot is my favorite producer of Meursault — and this was quite good.
Next was a 2012 Ravenau Clos Chablis — one of the best Chablis I have recently had. It was remarkably good as a pairing with the lobster tagliatelle.
Finally, we had a 1952 Leroy Bonne Mares and a 1962 Leroy La Romanee — with a most incredible Dover Sole. The 52 was so flower petals in the sun delicate and lasted about 20 minutes before beginning to wilt. But a great 20 minutes and a rare treat. The 1962, on the other hand, got better and better in the glass over 20 minutes — however, it is still a rather light and delicate burg, not as dense and intense as the DRCs from 62.