““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
Gourmet on the Go
Located on the 35th floor of New York City's five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel, the gorgeous Asiate boasts floor-to-ceiling window views of Central Park and the Upper West Side. The restaurant offers elegance, impeccable service and delicate, Asian-inspired cuisine.
Each day, chef Brandon Kida prepares a charming mélange of dishes that blend Japanese, American, French and contemporary elements. Highlights include étuvée with bay scallops; langoustine; little-neck clams and hearts of palm with a coconut-herb broth; savory honey-glazed pork chop with dandelion greens and mustard jus; and an incredibly fresh sashimi course. For the adventurous, Asiate features sumptuous tasting menus for both lunch and dinner. The proprietary Mandarin Oriental exotic teas alone are worth the trip.
Asiate at Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y., (212) 805-8881, www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork/dining.