That’s how Pearl & Ash’s Patrick Cappiello responds when Levi Dalton notices that over half the wines at the downtown Manhattan restaurant are $100 or higher. Click through for the full interview. And check out Pearl & Ash’s full wine list, fellow brothers and sisters. (Source: Eater).
The Price Hike’s Ryan Sutton (that’s me) chats about corkage fees with Eater’s Talia Baiocchi. I’m not entirely opposed to bringing wines to high-end restaurants, but diners should be careful to respect the individual wine culture of each venue, and one certainly shouldn’t bring a wine to an ambitious spot to “save money.” (Source: Eater National).
Chef Alfred Portale talks with Eater’s Gabe Ulla about the menu prices at Gotham Bar & Grill and about the possibility of opening up some new joints. It’s a great interview, though to be precise, Gotham’s mains, on the current online menu, are $35-$49 (with one exception: a $26 squash entree on the “weekly specials”). Starters are generally $21-$29.
There’s also caviar service ($100-$325), large-format steaks that can range from $115-$135, as well as a tasting menu, which rose by $15 last year, following a three-star New York Times review.
Yes, we’ve dined at Gotham. Yes, we love it. Yes, we’ll be back. But Portale might be misunderestimating his prices by a few dollars. (Source: Eater).