***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Henriot Brut Souverain NV, $59.95 Vintages +959643 Dec
-Henriot Brut Millesime 2005, $99 PO
The Food: David Chang's and C Tosi's creations were available for complementing the champagnes, and we ate community style we had kimchi, a falafel bun, roasted rice cakes with pork sausage and Chinese broccoli, a sliced hanger steak wrapped in Bibb lettuce (from McGee Farms in Ontario), a whole speckled trout fried and breaded with shrimp and smoked milk (also Ontario), and brussels sprouts with fish sauce. Crack pie (sugar pie on oat cookie dough) completed the meal.