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The menu at Amber changes periodically, and we highly recommend focusing on seasonality when you order. But here are some strong menu candidates at Amber, no matter the season:
1. Langoustine. The fantastic mix of textures and flavors makes the langoustine a sweet and savory pleasure to eat. The lobster meat is succulent, the thinly sliced watermelon is crisp and fresh, and the slightly gelatinous sauce is a refreshing creation.
2. Hokkaido sea urchin. The presentation alone is reason enough to try this dish, served in a hard sea urchin shell, over a crystal glass filled with ice, and topped with caviar and gold leaves.
3. William pear. The William pear, made with dried fruits poached with citrus, saffron, and honey, and served with pistachio biscuits, Greek yogurt and orange blossom sorbet, is a light, fresh, nuanced and incredibly delicious dish to close out your meal.
4. Iberian pork. If you don’t feel like dropping nearly $200 on the Wagyu beef at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, opt instead for the meat-focused Iberian pork, a wonderfully rich selection of cheek, chin, and other less common cuts of pig, served with a black truffle coulis, salt roasted celeriac and pink lady apples. It’s a really tasty treat.
5. Whatever’s seasonal. The special of the day typically incorporates the most seasonal ingredients the chef can find. If it’s winter, for instance, that means black winter truffles or white alba truffles — seasonal delicacies fit for a king.