How to Experience the Best Fine Dining in New York City

Taking on the opportunity to experience fine dining in New York City can oftentimes feels like it is a different world however it is an exciting and enjoyable experience at the same time. Be prepared to be wowed and in complete awe of the food served at the restaurants. To avoid wasting time waiting in line for a table, setup a reservation to save time and energy.

1. Visit Jean Georges Restaurant located on 1 Central Park West. This is a fine dining restaurant with gourmet food for all of their customers. They offer both lunch and dinner entrees such as:

* Egg Caviar

* Yellowfin Tuna Ribbons with Avocado, Spicy Radish, Ginger Marinade

* Sea Trout Sashimi Draped in Trout Eggs with Lemon, Dill, Horseradish

* Coach Farms Goat Gnocchi with Caramelized Baby Artichoke, and Parsley

* Maine Lobers and Potato Gnocchi, Smoked Butter and Pickled Chilies

2. Reserve a table at La Bernardin who serve some of the best seafood in New York City. Le Bernardin is best noted for not serving Chilean Sea Bass, Grouper, Shark, Sword, Marlin, Sailfish. Wild Blue Fin Tuna of Oceana, NRDC, and Sea Web’s educational efforts to speed the recovery of these endangered species. Some of their delicious dinner menu includes:

Almost Raw Menu of:

* Oysters which is either in a single variety or an assortment of Oysters

* Kumamato which is taste of the Kumamato Oysters which is refreshingly tasteful and spicy

* Hamachi that is marinated Vietnamese style with Nuoc Mam Vinaigrette

* Kampachi Tartare marinated Japanese Cucumber in Aged Citrus Vinegar

* Black Bass Tartare Mediterranean Style with Olives, Citrus, Fennel, and Marjoram

La Bernadin’s menu also includes lightly cooked dinners:

* Red Snapper which is Bread Crusted Red Snapper; Zucchini-Mint and Coriander Compote in a rich Citrus Broth

* Surf and Turf of Escolar and Seared Kobe Beef; Sea Bean Salas, and Eggplant Fries; Mr. Kaufman’s Pesto and Anchovy Sauce

3. Hop on over to the Palm Restaurant for fine dining which is classic American cuisine. The Palm is located on 837 Second Avenue which has been in business for over 70 years and has continued to provide the same good food and customer service. The walls of The Palm are covered in colorful history.

A sampling of their menu:

* Prime Aged New York Strip from 12-20 ounces

* Filet Mignon

* Tuscan Broiled Split Chicken

* Veal Martini

* Alaskan King Crab Legs

* Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster

Taking the time out to visit and take in a complete sampling of these restaurants will allow visitors to gain a better understanding the full greatness of all that New York City has to offer.

Noise Control-Passing City Noise Ordinances

The Cambridge Chronicle recently ran a report titled “Neighbors make some noise over noise: Company seeks variance to keep rooftop machinery going.” All parties involved in this noisy proposition might have saved themselves a lot of aggravation if a noise control product had been part of the equation.

As it turns out, a “Hampshire Street pharmaceutical company’s plan to skirt the city’s noise control ordinance” has residents all up in arms. After all, what’s the point in passing such ordinances if they’re just going to be bypassed? The debate resulted in Idenix Phamaceuticals being fined $300 a day for violating the ordinance for its loud rooftop equipment, a sanction the company didn’t take lightly.

The newspaper went on to report, “Representatives from the company are seeking approval from the License Commission to sidestep the city’s noise control ordinance, but neighbors said the city’s current limits on noise should stay for the sake of a good night’s sleep.”

In the company’s defense, “Idenix spokesperson Teri Dahlman said they have made an effort to muffle most of the facility’s sound, and hopes the city will recognize it.” On the opposite side of the fence, “Peter Lindquist, a Market Street resident and direct abutter of Idenix, said the noise – generated from heating and cooling units and exhaust systems – has been a 24/7 ordeal.”

Companies that are in a position like Idenix might want to make sure that their equipment is armed with custom molded rubber and rubber-to-metal bonded parts to control both noise and vibration. That way, they can avoid noise ordinance issues altogether. The Vibro-Insulator line of isolators and mounts, which are used for the control of noise, vibration and shock, are a particularly good option for companies like Idenix, whose buildings are located in cities where their equipment generates more noise than the locale allows.

From insulator pads, mounts, isolators, bobbins, buffers and bumpers, a whole range of vibration and noise control products are available. Best of all, these custom molded rubber and rubber-to-metal bonded parts can be tailored to the precise needs of the equipment involved.

In the case of Idenix, the Vibro-Isolator pads would be a good choice. These square molded pads can be used to effectively control noise and vibration, particularly in applications involving heavy machinery and equipment. The pads are available in both single and double sided ribbed construction. They can be easily cut to any desired shape and can be used in multiple layers to increase deflection. They are available in 60 durometer Neoprene.

Low frequency ring mounts might also be an important consideration. Your Dictionary defines audio frequency as “the band of audible sound frequencies or corresponding electric current frequencies, about 20 to 20,000 hertz.” Under most city ordinances, anything above around 60 decibels, depending on the time of the day, is considered a violation of the noise ordinance. At about 120 decibels, one starts to feel the sound as a tickling sensation. At about 130 to 140 decibels, sound starts to produce pain. Ring mounts can help prevent the reaching of such levels.

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