Menu Changes

Vong Dusts Off Original Menu, Parties Like It’s 1992

Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who has been admirably quick on his feet in dealing with the recession, has announced on his blog that he’ll replace Vong’s à la cart items with the restaurant’s original menu (the current prix fixes will still be offered): “Just before the holidays, I was craving Vong’s original dishes — I mean the ones from back when the restaurant first opened, in 1992 — so I went to the restaurant and asked the kitchen to prepare them for me. I was overwhelmed by how new and fresh and delicious they tasted!” And we’re overwhelmed by how relatively cheap they are, since they’ll be served at 1992 prices! The new menu follows.

Appetizers

Tasting Plate 24
(Shrimp satay, lobster daikon roll, raw tuna and vegetable
summer roll, crab spring roll and spiced roasted quail)

Chicken and coconut soup, galangal and shiitake mushrooms 8

Shrimp Satay, sweet and sour sauce 13

Raw tuna, vegetable and avocado summer roll, nam prik 12

Roasted spiced quail, crunchy cress salad 14

Lemongrass steamed mussels, Thai basil and chili 11

Peekytoe crab spring rolls, tamarind dipping sauce 13

Lobster and thinly sliced daikon, rosemary ginger vinaigrette 15

Sautéed foie gras, caramelized mango, ginger sauce 18

Green papaya and apple salad, lime and chili 10

Watercress, red cabbage and crunchy leek salad, soy dressing 8

Crispy salt and pepper calamari, sriracha dipping sauce 9

Entrées

Fish
Spiced codfish, curried artichokes and tamarind chutney 21

Slow baked salmon with steamed mushrooms, fragrant ginger dressing 20

Wild striped bass, wok napa cabbage, water chestnuts and chilies 19

Steamed black bass, cardamom sauce and green cabbage 22

Shrimp with Thai herbs, bok choy and jasmine rice 22 (with lobster 45)

Meat and Poultry
Roasted lemongrass chicken, long beans and onion compote, spiced jus 18

Rabbit curry, braised carrots with cumin 22

Peking duck breast, tamarind sesame sauce, duck egg roll 21

Green curry braised lamb shank 19

Grilled hanger steak in a rice noodle ginger broth 19

Vong’s New (Old) Menu [Jean-Georges Vongerichten via Eater]

Vong Dusts Off Original Menu, Parties Like It’s 1992