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When chefs Jeremiah Stone & Fabian von Hauske first opened Contra in 2013, their goal was to create an affordable six-course tasting menu on the Lower East Side of New York. That later morphed into a Michelin-starred restaurant with a vegetarian tasting menu that captures contemporary New York City on a plate.

Producer
Chas Truslow

Associate Producer
Phoebe Melnick

Camera
Phoebe Melnick, Thomas McKenna

Editor
Morgan Dopp

Assistant Editor
Zachary Lapierre

Graphics
Fredy Delgado

Line Producer
Emily Tufaro

Production Coordinator
Sarah Barry

Post-Production Supervisor
Daniel Byrne

Supervising Producer
Stasia Tomlinson

Executive Producer
Justin Lundstrom

Special Thanks
Contra

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Nayan Mipun says:

Please use gloves for touching food it is not about disease but your fingers produce sweat secretions

Lalos SAW says:

Contra is a Greek word I don't think it's Latin. We still use it.

Chris & Tango #SaveTheBees says:

Touching food with NO GLOVES???

Sangam Shrivastav says:

Being vegetarian is equal to eating meat, sounds weird right? Search 'Veganism' and look at any speech, you'll be and thrilled and shaken, trust me.

Jon Kelly says:

such bullshit, if you have a michelin star ur aiming for a michelin star

Samantha Jones says:

cool- would love to see the vegan alternative, just posted for the Toronto version on my channel

Daniel Brown says:

first of all per se has a vegetarian tasting menu and they have three stars. Second: nix is a michelin starred restaurant with only vegetarian dishes. it is a la carte but you can have a multi course dining experience, you just have to order that way. this title is bogus.

Nick Singh says:

I eat in fancy pants restaurants every now and then I am always impressed with the vegetarian dishes and desserts. The meat dishes are normally easily replicable at home but the vegetarian dishes always blow me away even though I dislike vegetables. Great vid!

Sean Halloran says:

Thrillist should be embarassed for this title, not only is Contra not a vegetarian restaurant but also Kajitsu actually is a vegetarian tasting menu restaurant that has a Michelin star. Then also Nix, though it isnt a tasting menu.

dempo pragola says:

Contra, just because it's "anti" fine dining. Reaaally? How he describes the food is already pretentious enough.

Tyrant Sun says:

uhhhhhh those dirty fingernails yuck

Thrillist says:

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Jessica Weatherspoon says:

It's not a vegetarian restaurant, it has a vegetarian menu. I looked them up and their contra menu has lobster.

BLacKNesMonsTaz says:

Wow that's great!!

Leon says:

If they use Dashi as an ingredient to prepare the asparagus, then it is not a vegetarian tasting menu, because Dashi contains Bonito-flakes, which are basically dried fish.
Please change the title, it is misleading

Smegma Lasagna says:

I'm not really a fan of these courses since they are often so small and I just want to continue to eat.
However, it does make for a more cozy atmosphere

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