Eleven Madison Park, New York (April 2014)

Gone are the card tricks, carrot tartares and egg creams. But that’s the price one pays for endless reinvention.* With just over 30 hours in New York, I had enough time for dinner and lunch the following day. These were two of the longest meals I’ve had at the restaurant, both clocking in 3.5 hours, and included some real gems. On this trip, vegetables took center stage; below are some of my favorites. 

* Fortunately, the flaky house-made rolls and duo of butter, which deserve last-meal designations, remain.


Waldorf salad with apple, celery, rhubarb and candied walnuts


Asparagus cooked en vessie with black truffle and potato


Celtuce with fermented pistachio, romaine and sorrel


Morels with garlic, peas and quinoa

Here’s a link to all of the photos from meal #1: https://www.flickr.com/photos/82765022@N03/sets/72157644210283706/

Here’s a link to all of the photos from meal #2: https://www.flickr.com/photos/82765022@N03/sets/72157644356840403/


2 thoughts on “Eleven Madison Park, New York (April 2014)

  1. Yesssssssssssssssss! I haven’t been out for a lavish meal in a while and was just considering EMP today and wondered what it looks like lately. I’ll miss the novelty of the card trick and all, but these look great in their own right.

    • I know you have an affinity for Per Se, but when I’m looking for a world-class dining experience, I always turn to EMP. And I enjoyed the spring dishes far more than those served last fall.

      Any plans for a lavish meal on the horizon?

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