Ice as Restaurant Focal Point: Megu from Ice Carving: Beyond the Swan Slideshow

Ice Carving: Beyond the Swan Slideshow

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Ice as Restaurant Focal Point: Megu

This upscale Japanese restaurant in New York’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood is out to catch your eye and appetite with a flair for the dramatic. Presentation is key here; the vast, high-ceilinged dining room flanks a striking ice sculpture of Buddha, surrounded by rose petals. A new Buddha is carved for Megu daily, and as the day wanes, it melts into its pond of petals.