Gaby Brasserie Française Unveils Aphrodisiac-Filled Valentine’s Day Menu

Fair warning for the faint of heart: Gaby Brasserie Française, the red-hot brasserie at the Sofitel New York, will present a Valentine’s Day menu so studded with aphrodisiacs it warrants a tongue-in-cheek “consume at your own risk.” The distinctly French menu is the creation of Sylvain Harribey, the hotel’s award-winning executive chef and a recent winner of the Food Network’s Chopped.

The seduction begins with an amuse bouche of East Coast oyster with shallot raspberry vinegar, followed by a choice of pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras with sweet potato purée and fig sauce or an assortment of smoked fishes served with mậche lettuce, avocado, citrus and vinaigrette. For their main dish, patrons can choose Filet de Boeuf – a pan-seared Angus beef tenderloin with almond, cauliflower and potato purée served with grilled asparagus and topped with green peppercorn sauce – or Sole Roulade with basil salmon mousse, fennel and vegetable gratin, and a sauce of saffron and fine herbs. Dessert is a delectable Saint Honoré of raspberry mousse with crème chiboust topped with Grand Marnier sauce.

The prix-fixé menu is priced at $75 per person and is available exclusively on February 14 and February 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. For reservations or more information, call (212) 782-3091 or visit www.gabynyrestaurant.com. Pricing exclusive of tax and gratuity.

About Gaby Brasserie Française

Gaby is the outstanding brasserie and bar at Sofitel New York. Named for a Parisian model who found her milieu in 1920s New York, Gaby serves classic French cuisine by Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey, whose culinary achievements include winning the Food Network hit show Chopped.Its bar is the place to be seen and the place to enjoy both creative and classical cocktails, fine wines and champagne. Boasting an archetypal brasserie setting by Paris-based interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, Gaby has its own entrance on W. 45th Street. It offers continuous service from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. For reservations, call (212) 782-3091 or visit www.gabynyrestaurant.com.

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