Maison Premiere, a New Orleans-themed oyster den and absinthe house in Williamsburg, is now offering a six-course repast for $95 per person, as Eater reports.
“There are a lot of tasting menus being served in Brooklyn and Manhattan these days, but it will be interesting to see what the critics and bloggers think about a long-form menu served in a cocktail parlor setting,” writes Greg Morabito, Eater’s New York’s editor.
Mr. Morabito makes a good point; I’ve dined VERY WELL at Maison Premiere over the past few weeks, but I have to wonder whether the (excellent yet occasionally overwhelmed) bartenders, who can be hard to flag down during peak hours, will be equipped to help orchestrate the pace of an intricate menu, not to mention keep track of place settings and drink pairings. It’ll be a challenge no doubt.
So is this a BUY HOLD OR SELL? Your call, world, but for now, I’m happy ordering the fine small plates, like warm langoustines ($18) paired with veal sweetbreads. Pretty killer stuff.