This was the first time visiting Eleven Madison Park after the remodel. At first it wasn’t very clear what the difference was, it’s subtle, yet the room is more airy, bright and has more seats. The menu I feel has had some changes- on the plus side it was the best experience I’ve had in EMP and all the courses were spectacular. On the downside I feel there was much less food than last time for the same amount of money. Here is what we had:
ASPARAGUS with Smoked Egg salad
QUAIL EGG with Radish and Mustard Greens
DAIKON with ramps and amaranth
SPRING PEAS with Trout Roe and Lemon – probably the most beautifully presented dish of the night.. however had to cut those peas is a master
the wine was spectacular!
CHEESECAKE with Smoked sturgeon, Caviar, Everything Bagel and White Asparagus – my favorite dish of the meal -original, tasty and pretty all in one
FLUKE Marinated with Daikon, Smoked Cashew and Sorrel
LOBSTER Butter- Poached with Ginger and Dandelion Greens – beautifully balanced dish
SNAILS Grilled with Morels and Ramps – The show of this dish was more exciting than the actual dish itself. Not bad, it was actually delicious, just it was more hype than execution.
LAMB with Fava Bean Relish and Nepitella
duck extra course!- i love getting surprise courses
GOAT CHEESE variations with Rhubarb Chutney- this i did not like at all
STRAWBERRY Poached with Elderflower and Vanilla Ice Cream – a refreshing and light dish to end the meal
The pretzels – always given at the end – always gluten free which is awesome, yet the apple brandy they always give it with I just cant have – It’s too strong! that is not the flavor i want to finish with so I will stick to the pretzel