Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party
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Jonathan Gold’s 101 launch party

Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Coconut curry from Jitlada is served Monday at the launch party for Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants. 

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Chengdu beef jerky from Chengdu Taste, one of more than two dozen restaurants serving small dishes at the party. 

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Foie gras parfait from Lukshon.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Jonathan Gold poses with Waha Ghreir, the chef of Kobee Factory and Syrian Kitchen, at the launch party.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Exotic panna cotta from Spring.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

White truffle risotto from Maude. 

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

A diner samples Sqirl’s buckwheat crips at the party. 

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Apple, cranberry and roast quince from the Mozzaplex.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Deviled eggs with bacon lardon from Church & State.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

A variety of Indian dishes from Mayura.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Warm spiced nejayote from Taco Maria.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Yellow miso flan, scrambled eggs, eel gelee, crispy buckwheat and marigold flowers from Trois Mec.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

The golden egg dish from the Copper Key.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Pork longganisa from RiceBar.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Sarintip “Jazz” Singsanong, left, of Jitlada, takes part in the launch party.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Animal served up buttermilk biscuits.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Chocolate custard with creme fraiche from Manuela.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Chef Ludovic Lefebvre of Trois Mec takes part in Monday’s launch party. 

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Creekstone New York sirloin is served by Cut.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Pomelo salad and grilled scallops from Garlic & Chives.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Stuffed grape leaves from Kobee Factory and Syrian Kitchen.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Beef kilawin from Lasa.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Providence serves up oysters at the MacArthur.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Sarah Hymanson of Kismet prepares freekeh polenta with lamb, green chili and cilantro.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Dungeness crab brodetto from Alimento.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Howlin’ Ray’s serves up its hot chicken during the launch party.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Howlin’ Ray’s fried chicken gets spiced during the launch party.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Freekeh polenta with lamb, green chili and cilantro from Kismet.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Chef/owner Genet Agonafer of Meals by Genet serves Ethiopian food at the Monday night launch party. 

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Slow smoked brisket from Spago.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Creekstone New York sirloin from Cut.

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Jonathan Gold mingles during the launch party for his 2017 restaurant list. 

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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants launch party

Goat and bacon terrine with watermelon escabeche from Michael’s.

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