Whether it’s an outdoor massage on the shores of Easter Island, getting a pedicure in a hot air balloon or drinking champagne from the belly button of Neil Patrick Harris, we love to indulge and be pampered.
The same holds true for dining. Because sometimes merely being served food by a waiter isn’t enough.
Enter the grand dame of fancy dining: Hotel St. Germain.
Here, white-gloved, tuxedo-clad servers offer full-service European-style dining. The prix fixe menu is $85 per person and features eight sumptuous courses over a leisurely evening in the ornate dining room overlooking a French Quarter-style garden courtyard.
The menu changes monthly and dinner is served on antique Limoges china, along with antique silverware and stunning table linens from Frette.
Among April’s featured courses are asparagus soup with buttered crab, smoked duck and foie gras terrine with local lettuces, butter-poached shrimp on Yukon Gold potato gnocchi, Colorado lamb chop and halibut baked in phyllo.
Because of the upscale atmosphere and world-class service, men are asked to wear a suit and tie. But we don’t mind. It just makes us feel closer to Justin Timberlake.
Hotel St. Germain 8-Course Dinner
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