I’m strapped for time, so I’m afraid there won’t be a full write-up. Here’s the Cliff’s notes version:
Highlights: basil-fennel-lemon soda and Milk and Honey
Let me explain, in brief, and keep in mind that EMP is my favorite restaurant in New York. Humm and Guidara’s NoMad, alas, just left me so sad: fifteen minutes passed from the time I was seated to the time water was poured; a confit of suckling pig with a impressively bronzed crust lacked even a tincture of salt, and it was served with an unpitted cherry (tsk, tsk); and an affogato had so much granita that it watered down the entire dessert. Fortunately, EMP is only blocks away and can cascade over any unsavory memory with alacrity.