Saison Coupons and Deals
When it comes to technique, Saison chef Joshua Skenes has one foot in the present (tomato gels) and one in the primitive (ember-cooked potatoes). Take a culinary tour of that cutting-edge approach—one that earned him a Michelin star—with this offer: $189 for the night's ever-changing eight-course tasting plus a wine pairing with each dish and a signed copy of the menu. In a renovated stable that has the minimalist aesthetic of a Philippe Starck interior, watch as Skenes and his team toil away in a gleaming open kitchen, adorned with copper pots and framed by sliding barn doors. Even on the patio, studded with an orange tree and stone hearth, you're privy to the kitchen action: Cooks dart from the stoves to the garden to pull vegetables straight from the ground. The tasting menu is constantly changing, subject to Skenes's whims, what's ripe that day, and which ingredients can withstand the lick of direct flames—one of his favorite cooking techniques. One night, you might break into the runny yolk of a slow-cooked egg dressed with asparagus sabayon, Meyer lemon, and a seaweed-butter-swabbed brioche toast. Another meal could mean diving spoon-first into a liver mousse with layers of Riesling and hibiscus gels and pear butter. No matter what culinary era or nationality Skenes culls inspiration from, one thing never changes about his food: He stays true to the season.