Le Bernardin | New York City, USA

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This post officially kick-starts a series of blog posts on the bunnies' travel stories from New York City.

A trip to NYC wouldn't be complete without dining at least once at one of the city's many Michelin starred restaurants. Our top pick was Thomas Keller's three-starred Per Se at the Time Warner Centre. Unfortunately for us, making a reservation for a table of two in December was almost impossible, and the time difference certainly didn't help the situation.

The other travel bunnie suggested that we book a table at Le Bernardin as a backup. I was slightly hesitant at the idea, until I remembered a transcript from Sex and the City (Season 3, Episode 6): “you can count on one hand the things a New Yorker will wait for. My list includes: the perfect rent control apartment, the chocolate souffle at Le Bernardin, and the annual Manolo Blahnik sale”.

Now if Le Bernardin is on Carrie's list, it's on mine.

Dinner was booked at 10:30pm on a weeknight and apparently that's normal for New Yorkers. It was one of those nights. The dinner venue was too fancy and I had nothing to wear given it was very cold in Manhattan. As soon as we entered I gasped at the subtle sexiness of the restaurant and the lounge we were seated at before we went into the main dining room.

We had the Prix Fixe, which consisted of four courses at $130 per person. The culinary adventure started with six oysters and scallops, and the rest was history (delicious, mouthwatering history). The highlight of the experience has to be the tender lobster, or perhaps the desserts.

Dinner was paired with impeccable service. Le Bernardin has definitely left a fabulous lingering memory for us together with a new appreciation for what can be expected from three Michelin starred dining.

Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $350 USD (including tips)

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