A fixed price, no choice of food, no individual tables. Sounds strange? That’s Atera for you. Even with a glaring lack of choice, Atera is the Disneyland equivalent for food lovers – magical and adventurous.
‘Bon Voyage!’ One will always be surprised and inspired with its eclectic inspiration for its food. Whatever comes out of the kitchen would challenge your limit and imagination with its creative flavour combinations.
The meal begins with exotic snacks and crackers along with the aperitif. How does beer foam macaroon sound to you? Or perhaps the Lichen Cracker for you sir?
I was most impressed with its bold wine paring. Their Sommelier Scott Cameron is very open minded with experimenting with wines from around the world. With an extra US$115, you’ll be able to pair your food with wines outside the ‘expected’ line – Japanese sake, sherries and etc. I loved the idea of pairing almond ice cream with a Demi-Sec rose. Apart from adding a touch of strawberry to the dessert, the bubbles add a tingling sensation on the tongue.
Being one of the very exciting Scandinavia-inspired restaurant in New York, it never fails to attract celebrities and food lovers from all around. Your taste buds will thank you.
Address: 77 Worth Street, New York City
Tel: +1 212 226 1444
Visited on: 20 March, 2012
Price: Tasting Menu: US$165 + 18% gratuity
Hours: two seatings per night: 6:00pm & 9:30pm
Chef: Matthew Lightner
Sommelier: Scott Cameron