What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal

The New York Times apparently treated six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn to a seven course tasting menu at the Michelin starred restaurant Daniel in Manhattan.

According to the times:

“One Saturday afternoon last month, six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn got a head start on the fine-dining life when they visited the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. There, five waiters presented them with a seven-course tasting menu (after the trio of canapés and an amuse-bouche, naturellement). The meal was overseen by the star chef and eponym himself, Daniel Boulud, whose goal was, he says, ‘for the children to really discover a lot of flavor, a lot of layers, a lot of texture.’ These discoveries included Smoked Paprika Cured Hamachi (the ‘most-foreign thing for them,’ Boulud says), Crispy Japanese Snapper (‘which they loved to see’) and Wagyu Beef Rib-Eye (‘a big success’). To capture the children’s reactions, the magazine asked Jeffrey Blitz, the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘Spellbound,’ to make a video. The initiates seemed to enjoy the experience, but that isn’t to say they loved all those flavors and textures. At one point, after tasting a custom-made nonalcoholic cocktail, 7-year-old Chester Parish said: ‘This is, like, the only good course. It’s yummy.'”

See the video below:

 

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