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Mandarin Oriental, New York seamlessly blends elegant Asian cuisine with contemporary style. You’ll certainly find that harmonious East-West balance in these best things to eat and drink at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel:
1. Hawaiian blue prawns at Asiate. A seafood duo, the dish pairs head-on prawns with perfectly seared scallops. They’re served in a lemongrass-scented coconut broth dotted with tapioca pearls and garnished with crunchy sea beans and fresh hearts of palm. Each element of the dish pairs perfectly to create a symphony of flavors and textures.
2. Buckwheat and eggs at Asiate. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant’s signature dish is a classic example of how the chefs use Asian ingredients to enhance a more traditional dish. Made with toothsome soba noodles, osetra caviar and uni cream, it’s a standout on both the prix fixe and tasting menus.
3. Chicken lollipops at Lobby Lounge. If you’re looking for a quick nibble to accompany your cocktail, sample this tangy finger food, which comes with a tamarind glaze and blue cheese dressing. Enjoy them with the pomegranate-tinged MO Chéri cocktail while admiring the sunset from the wall of windows lining the hotel’s main lounge.
4. Mandarin Sunrise at MObar. One of the hotel’s signature tipples, this cocktail combines Absolut Mandarin vodka, blood orange and lychee juices and Lillet Blanc for a refreshing, Asian-inspired twist on the classic Cosmo.
5. Veuve Clicquot and caviar breakfast from room service. When you really want to live it up, indulge in this breakfast. Along with a bottle of champagne and osetra caviar from Petrossian, you’ll get poached eggs, toast points and truffle hollandaise.