Elegant Dining in East Harlem: Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird

Elegant Dining in East Harlem: Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird
From www.blackdresstraveler.com, by Wanda Mann

Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird - Foie Gras Dumpling Consommé - Ambiance ShotA little cup of luxury - Foie Gras Dumpling Consommé.
image courtesy Todd France Photography/Fraiche PR

For several months, many of my East Harlem neighbors have been raving about Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird (251 East 110th Street) and the word has spread downtown, uptown, and across the river. I'm kicking myself for not getting there sooner - not only is Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird a welcome addition to El Barrio, it was one of the most pleasant and completely satisfying dining experiences that I've had anywhere in quite some time.

Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird - Tastings Social's Alexandra Morris - Chef Kenichi Tajima and Wife Keiko-1The talented trio behind Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird - Alexandra Morris (Tastings Social), Chef Kenichi Tajima and his wife Keiko.
image courtesy Todd France Photography/Fraiche PR

Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird - Bite Size Head to Toe SamplerSavory and sophisticated nibbles - the Head-to-Toe Tasting Plate (Cock's Comb Cutlet, Heart á la Bourguignonne, Truffle Wing Ball, and Chicken Liver Mousse)
image courtesy Todd France Photography/Fraiche PR

An elegant and cozy 31-seat bistro located on the ground floor of a townhouse that serves as the headquarters of catering and events company Tastings NYC, the Mountain Bird menu pays delicious homage to poultry and presents it in both classic & creative ways. Chef Kenichi Tajima's beautiful and flavorful fowl creations showcase French and American culinary influences with Japanese touches. Signature dishes like the Head-to-Toe Tasting plate (Cock's Comb Cutlet, Heart  á la Bourguignonne, Truffle Wing Ball, and Chicken Liver Mousse will have you clucking with delight! If you're bored with chicken, come to Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird and let them remind you how fantastic chicken can be. The menu also includes some seafood and vegetarian dishes.

Tastings Social Mountain Bird SchnitzelCrispy, juicy, and not greasy; this Chicken Schnitzel raises the bar. Very chic comfort food!

Tasting Social Provence Cocktail

Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird has a full bar with a lovely selection of wines and some fantastic cocktails like the Provence Royal - Sparkling Wine, Lavender Berries Syrup, Lemon, Rosemary.

Tastings Collage
image courtesy Todd France Photography/Fraiche PR

As a long-time resident of East Harlem, I say welcome to the neighborhood!
For more information, visit the Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird website.

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