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Atera: The New Two Star on The Block

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Atera: The New Two Star on The Block

New York City's Atera restaurant, which features a unique twist on foraging and molecular cusine, recieved two Michelin stars yesterday. The restaurant is this year's sole new entry into the NYC Michelin 2013 guide's two-star category. 

Chef Matthew Lightner serves up 20-plus tasting dishes from his small open kitchen in Tribeca. It's a culinary adventure where food mimics nature and can be served on plates, rocks and even moss. 

Blogger Katie Ett captured Atera's essence on her website Donuts 4 Dinner - a place where Katie documents here culinary adventures as she eats her way around some of New York's best restaurants. Katie talks about her meal at Atera and says that it was every bit as special as she hoped - you can see a small selection of Katie's pictures below but to take in the whole meal you should visit her site. She's also captured some great images at Per Ser,  three times, and Eleven Madison Park - Twice!

Squab, pheasant-back-mushroom sauce, pear, tarragon

Lobster roll

Quail egg

Black walnuts

Rock - Bergamot orange sorbet in a shell with the consistency of chocolate but the taste of a popcorn hull on a bed of brown butter crisp

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