I celebrated my birthday this year at one of my favorite restaurants, Eleven Madison Park. It was a 15-course meal and it took 3.5 hours to complete. Eleven Madison Park is one of seven 3-star Michelin restaurants in New York City (2013). We have been there 3 times and we sat at the same table every time, Coincidence?
Me at Eleven Madison Park – same table every time
Here are all the dishes (in the order they were served).
Cheddar (Savory Black and White Cookie with Apple). It came in a white box presented as a present.
Oyster (Grapes, Bulgar Wheat, and Sorrel)
Beet (Pickled with Yogurt and Nasturtium)
Salmon Mouse in an Egg Shell
Sturgeon (Sabayon with Chive Oil, Smoked with Everything Bagel Crumble, Pickles, and Caviar). Before opening.
Sturgeon (Sabayon with Chive Oil, Smoked with Everything Bagel Crumble, Pickles, and Caviar). After opening.
Bread with Two Types of Butter (one is a regular butter and the other one is duck fat infused)
Foie Gras (Seared with Rye Bread and Condiments)
Carrot (Tartare with Rye Bread and Condiments). They made fresh carrot tartare at our table.
Carrot (Tartare with Rye Bread and Condiments). You mix and match all the ingredients and sauce to your liking.
Lobster (Poached with Brussel Sprouts and Guanciale)
Squash (Roasted with Cranberries, Chanterelle, and Sourdough)
Duck (Grilled with Onion and Beets Roasted with Turnip and Huckleberries). They took the whole duck out to show us.
Smoked Duck Sausage and Beets
Duck (Grilled with Onion and Beets Roasted with Turnip and Huckleberries). This is the main dish from the whole duck shown above.
Greensward (Pretzel, Mustard, Special Ale, and Champagne Grapes). They came in a basket and you took everything out yourself.
Greensward (Pretzel, Mustard, Special Ale, and Champagne Grapes). This is what was inside the basket.
Malt (Egg Cream with Vanilla and Seltzer)
Apple (Sorbet with Bay Leaf Creme Brulee and Hibiscus)
Sweet Potato (Cheesecake with Honey and Chestnut)
Pretzel (Chocolate Covered with Sea Salt)
Chocolate (Sweet Black and White Cookie with Cinnamon)
As a bonus, they gave us a jar of granola with a menu to take home.
A Jar of Granola and Menu to Take Home.
For drinks, we had a half bottle of 2011 Maximin 2011 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Auslese.
2011 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Auslese.