The Plumed Horse
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- The Plumed HorseMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 1Feb 18, 2014
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! One of the best culinary experience I had in a long time. We had the chef's tasting menu and the best part in the menu was definitely the souffle. It's pretty expensive but I enjoyed the food so much I think it's worth it...
- The Plumed HorseOct 15, 2013
I've been to Gramercy Tavern, Village Pub, Aqua, Jardiniere, Campton Place, & now follow chef Peter Armellino here of all places. This beautifully renovated with a well done face lift, the spacious dining room offers about 80 seats; the kitchen dining table up to 12, can be rent out for $1,200 which is really deal. Two other private rooms for small parties and a nice bar at the lobby.
High ceiling, colorful lighting, Frette linens, Reidel glasses, and the best of all an impressive wine cellar, see through under ground, about 2,500 bottles! I just want to take it all home!
My Mom & I weren't supposed to do the tasting, because we got to meet up my aunt at the mall, but the "Progessive Menu" is too good to pass, so here we go again:
- NV Heidseick Monopole "Blue Top" Champagne, Epernay.
- Chateau Kirwan 2001 Grand Cru Classe, Margeaux - lovely aroma, exotic & captivating, with a melding of black fruit, full body & beautiful bottle, mom & I loved it!
- Blandy's Madeira 15 years - so perfect for goat cheese.
- Caviar & Ahi Tuna - brioche toast, Tsar Nicoular Caviar, quail egg - who doesn't enjoy this dish?
- Hamachi & Artisan Foie Gras, Olson's cherries, pickled ramps, baby green - a delectable dish.
- Seared Foie Gras Tomatoe Steak - slow roast early tomato, tomato jam, duck jus - an exquisite course, the tomato looks gorgeous, it goes so well with the foie!
- Tomato water poached Wild Sturgeon, green zebra tomato confit, Veal cheek ravioli - the sturgeon was so perfectly poached inside out, the aroma of the fish still smoking when I got the first bite of it!
- Veal tenderloin, olive crusted, sweetbreads, ricotta gnocci, roccola salad, my mom can't have enough of this dish!
- Mc Envoy olive oil marinated goat's cheese, potato bread croutons, golden raisins - perfect pairing for the Madeira!
- Peach Soufflé, olive oil ice cream, peach and Castelvetrano olive "tapenade" - a delicious soufflé that I've eaten in a long long time!
Congrats to them on the third year running with a Michelin Star! We got to see chef Armellino again. Service was impeccable! We are looking forward to come back with my Dad for the special menu.
We finished our din din "supposed to be 3 hours plus" in 2 hours! Still got time to meet up with my aunt for shopping.. Arrr... Told my mom I could managed it!
- The Plumed HorseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Oct 15, 2013
Bring that special someone to Plumed Horse for the chef's tasting menu - they will know exactly how special you are in their eyes. And the Chef's Table is the way to go when you dine here. It is UTTERLY AMAZING.
Situated in a completely secluded room, with a floor to ceiling window into the kitchen, sitting at the Chef's Table is like watching a four hour episode of Hell's Kitchen. But Chef Peter Armellino is a million times more entertaining than Gordon Ramsay and all the chefs are perfectly apt. I only wished there was a mic on the chef so we could hear it all.
The meal consisted of seven courses with a few surprises, so it was more like ten. Chef is very accommodating to those with dietary restrictions and allergies. The alternate options were just as amazing as the others. Along with our meal, we had two bottles of Heidsieck champagne, which was lovely. The wine selection is so impressive it's shown on an iPad. There are over 1,800 wines from all over the world - so you might want to leave the selection up to their fabulous sommelier.
The portions were perfect, and almost too much as we all felt like we were going to explode from eating so much... not complaining though! While every dish was incredible, the most memorable ones were the sea urchin souffle and the white peach souffle. Yes, they are masters of the souffle!
Service was exceptional. We felt like royalty. After all, the meal was fit for a king. Truly not one thing to complain about... in fact, we've decided that we're spending every payday dining at the Chef's Table!
- The Plumed HorseMar 31, 2013
15/20; Food 8/10, Ambience 4/5, Service 3/5. Michelin-starred gourmet temple on Saratoga's main drag. A pretty sombre space, emphasising how serious the kitchen takes its food. The exception to this being elaborate modern chandeliers which, rather peculiarly change colour constantly, and thereby the colour of ones table and food. Last I checked thats a big interior design no-no for restaurants, but we soon forgot about it once we'd worked our way into the contents of the sizeable wine cellar that flanks one end of the space. Appetizers are not labelled as such, but rather as 'cold' and 'hot' -the brought back memories of the farcical experience that was Couvent des Minimes in Provence (see review), but thankfully the wait staff here were actually in control of themselves as was the kitchen. Unfortunately in my estimation staff thoughout take things a bit too seriously and lacked the finesse and perhaps sense of humour sometimes needed to ensure that guests truly enjoy themselves. Rather more importantly, the food is thankfully very good. Meats, fowl and seafood all have representation, most with twists in the form of unusual ingredients (e.g. Texas antelope, sunchoke, celery root). All cooked in exemplary fashion throughout, including the desserts, of which we sampled the entire lot on offer amongst us. All in all an enjoyable experience, one that I can recommend, BUT -especially if wine is involved- the prices are inflated for what is on offer.
- The Plumed HorseMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Jul 04, 2012
Service is impeccable. Chefs are creative, staff is well-trained, and there is a little private room with a glass wall that lets you watch the kitchen action. They do fabulous wine pairing dinners.
- The Plumed HorseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
Did you try that Cab?
Did you see my buggati parked outside?
Oh you look gorgeous tonight... no you do... no you do!
Hi, my name is John Michael, most people pronounce it a$$hole!
This was but merely an excerpt from a moment in the fabulous time. As always we got the ball rolling with libations across the street @ the Basin. They won't be letting us back in anytime soon.
The Plumed Horse is very posh and richly adorned with dark wood abound. Despite the sometimes awkward flow from one spot to the next the soft light ambiance and the free flow of alcohol more than made up for it. And did you get a look at the glass wine cellar? I forgot to mention that I love the bathroom sinks!!! SWEET!
Judging from the ooooohs and aaaaaaahs certain people screamed out.. some more than others... the lemon drops that I was selflessly passing out were hitting the spot.... so much that they ran out of the stuff (we have a tendency to do that more often that not at these gigs). Oddly they also ran out of glasses before we drank the staff out of their wine supply.
The food was nom nom nom nom.... I like my goat cheese just like how i Iike my women... strong! And the sliders hit the spot. And that's all I had from the kitchen. Most of the lil bites barely survived the gauntlet of foodies lining the hallways leading to those hallowed kitchen doors.