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Sutton Slams At Vermilion's 'Chopped & Iron Chef Tasting'

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Today Bloomberg critic Ryan Sutton publishes the rare joint post between his two blogs, The Price Hike and The Bad Deal, about Deathwatched Midtown restaurant At Vermilion. The Latin-Asian joint is currently serving a $120 "Chopped & Iron Chef Tasting,” which can be ordered at a 50% discount via Groupon. Sutton deems this dinner both a STRONG SELL, and a BAD DEAL. He explains:

· For $120, you don’t get any caviar, foie gras, Kobe beef, truffles, sea urchin, jamon iberico, or anything else that would seem to justify the cost.
· Instead, the five-course “ten element” menu gets you: fish tacos, a tandoori sandwich, three-way potato ravioli, a kebab dog, crab-watermelon steak and a “mystery” entree duo. “You don’t find out until you come to the restaurant,” the receptionist says. Would you pay $120 for this street food?
Without the discount, this is also NYC's "third most expensive 3-5 course menu." Sutton actually ate there last night, and notes that he was literally the only person in the room for most of his meal, and that the $60 surf-and-turf combo he ordered was measly, and gross.
· At vermilion | $120 menu | Groupon [The Price Hike]
· All Coverage of At Vermilion [~ENY~]

At Vermilion

480 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10017

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