The day is upon us at last when New York will get its first taste of "neurogastronomy," the style of cooking pioneered by physician-chef Miguel Sánchez Romera. This evening at 8:30 p.m., in a brand-new space in the Dream Downtown Hotel, the first diners will sit down to Romera's cooking, offered by reservation only as an eleven-course $245 prix fixe (one seating only for now; a second will be added soon). Details on the menu have not been released, but we hear that chocolate soup might appear, along with perhaps "slices of rare ribeye over an apple tatin, served with a mosaic of spices and black-currant sauce." Whatever is offered, Romera promises his food is a "complete sensory experience." It's hard to say more without shelling out the $400-plus it'll cost for a meal here (with wine and tip), so if you're wealthier than we and are dining tonight, be sure to leak your experiences to us tomorrow. For now, you'll have to settle for seeing the space.
Romera New York, 355 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-929-5800BEGIN SLIDESHOW