MadisonPark Onze it. Quatorze-course tasting adventure. Pricey. Priceless.
Eleven Madison Park Menu, March 2014:
~Savory black and white cookie
Chartogne-Taillet Brut Rosé, Merfy Champagne, France
~Oyster Vichyssoise and caviar
~Marinated Scallop with apple, lime, and water chestnut
~Beef tartare with caviar and smoked bone marrow
~Pastrami with pickles, rye, mustard, and cranberry
Bellwether Legacy Brut Cider, Trumansberg, NY
~Cured Foie Gras with sunchokes and fermented mustard greens
Domaine Weinbach Pinot Blanc Reserve, Alsace, France
~Waldorf salad with celery, cranberries and walnuts
Domaine de Belliviere Loire Valley, France
~Poached lobster with razor clam, sea urchin and kale
Isabelle et Denis Pommier, Premier Cru Chablis, France
~Braised celery root with black truffle
ça del Baio Barbaresco Piedmont, Italy
~Duck broth with sausage and Gruyère
~Roasted duck with lavender, honey, rutabaga
Domaine Monier Perreol, Rhone Valley, France
~Various desserts. Chocolate pretzels. Cookies. Baked Alaska
Then, the next day:
Grilled lobster lunch with friends at ABC Kitchen. Specially good.
Roasted octopus, striped bass downtown at Colicchio and Sons. Delectable.
Memories of a Mad March Birthday Weekend. Indelible. Folie en food!