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NYC: Eleven Madison Park (Nov. 2012)

February 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Authors: Victor
Restaurant: Eleven Madison Park
Exec Chef: Daniel Humm

Date: November 20, 2012

Notes:

I’ve been wanting to try EMP’s new tasting menu for a while, ever since I heard that they were changing up their menu. It’s still somewhat similar to their previous setup, except that everything is more focused on dialogue about New York. The carrot tartare and Greensward cheese “picnic” courses were REALLY good, and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I also enjoyed the magic trick, though I can see why others wouldn’t—I have some friends who just want to focus on food and not have all this dialogue and “something as showy as a magic trick” get in the way of things. Oh well; I enjoyed it!

Unfortunately, the pics aren’t great because we ate here for dinner. The lighting wasn’t great :(.

I really need to go back to EMP more often. I’m kind of curious as to how many dishes they actually change. I’m guessing that some dishes are staples: the black-and-white cookie variations, the sturgeon course, the carrot tartare course, the cheese “picnic” course (though the cheese might change), that WONDERFUL egg cream, and the magic trick!

Click here to see pictures of the meal!

NYC: The NoMad Rooftop (Aug. 2012)

August 2, 2012 1 comment

Authors: Victor, Steven, and Tad
Restaurant: NoMad Rooftop
Chef: Daniel Humm

Date: August 2, 2012

Tad:
– The height (chuckle) of one of the more exclusive NYC fine-dining experiences is the summer tasting menu at The NoMad Restaurant, on the rooftop of the Nomad Hotel. You must buy your “reservation” ticket at 10 a.m. on the day of the reservation, similar to the online ticketing system of Next and Alinea. It is the next progression of the concept of food as performance art. Exquisite.
– I am a big fan of Daniel Humm’s other work, so thought I would broaden these guys’ horizons with something they can only get during a few hot months in summer.

Victor:
-The food had to make its way from the restaurant kitchen all the way up to the rooftop, and I think that made things a lot slower. They took FOREVER to bring food/drinks out and to pick up our finished dishes/drinks. We started dinner at around 8:40 p.m. or so, and I think we finished dinner at around midnight.
-My iPhone isn’t very good at taking pictures at night, so most of the pictures have flash and look a bit funny.

Steven:
-This was a great venue…the food was good and it was really nice out. The only issue was that it did take forever. But yeah, light, tasty, well constructed, if a bit stuffy.

Setting:

We sat on the rooftop of the NoMad hotel, and here’s how the “restaurant” area looked like.

Click here to see the meal!