New York City is America's culinary capital and of the numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, Eleven Madison Park ranks among the top.
A meal here is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. From their unique dining format to the elegant surroundings and the impeccable service it is without a doubt one of the best New York has to offer.
The dish above was part of their late summer menu last year. I was dining with a chef and he remarked on the artistry of the plating while I was simply happy to be enjoying the delicious dish.
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Hats Off to NYC's Best Derby Bash
The annual Kentucky Derby bash at Eleven Madison Park is the next best thing to being in Louisville for the actual race. Each spring the restaurant's grand Art Deco space is taken over by ladies in outrageous hats and dapper gents in seersucker suits and bow ties. The Eleven Madison Park team goes all out, bringing in live bluegrass bands, buglers, cigars from Nat Sherman, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, and of course a ridiculous amount of delicious Southern-inspired food (think fried chicken and waffles) to soak up the potent mint juleps.
If you are looking for an unforgettable meal in the city that never sleeps, then a stop at Eleven Madison Park is a must. EMP has gathered many accolades this past year, including 3 Michelin stars and a James Beard award. The food is outstanding and the service impeccable. It's one of my favourite restaurants in the world!
CATCH: Drink a malted egg cream as a palate cleanser
Even among high end restaurants it's common to serve sorbets as a palate cleanser. But at Danny Meyer's Eleven Madison Park you get to experience something pretty special. For a palate cleanser a staff will bring over a cart and prepare a malted egg cream table side. The whole process itself is a delight to watch and it was the best egg cream I've ever had.
Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, Blue, and West End says: "This ultra-refined dish is amazing. The flavors are perfectly in balance and totally satisfying. Make sure to call ahead and confirm that the dish is being offered, because their menu changes often."