Surf and Turf, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Surf and turf in the hands of a legendarily innovative French chef is bound to make you wonder how you ever ate steak and lobster before. On Twist’s Fall Spirit menu, the presentation of prime beef carpaccio dressed with a clam salad and shaved foie gras will melt in your mouth, while the chestnut soup with razor clams, mushrooms and hazelnuts evokes all the earthy sentiments of autumn. Three-course tasting, $105, in the Mandarin Oriental, 590-8882.