3M: Eleven Madison Park | NYC
By far the most amazing meal of my life. My husband surprised me this birthday with dinner at Eleven Madison Park. He told me we were going to Little Beet Table but wore a suit jacket, which in retrospect should have been suspicious, and then despite my protestations that we had passed the restaurant, walked us into Eleven Madison Park. The staff was gathered in a circle for their daily meeting, and we were seated shortly after. Everything about this meal was impeccable, and while the service was perfect, it never felt stuffy. Multiple members of the team wished me a happy birthday (I hear that the staff googles patrons beforehand), and never once was anything less than stellar. My husband hates cilantro and mushrooms, but I’m glad he made an exception for this meal because the mushroom tray was an amazing opener. The duck breast was the most succulent thing I have ever eaten. Dessert was a game of matching the chocolate with the animal it came from. I could go on for pages about how amazing this meal was, but I hope the photos can speak for me. Plus, the story of how the restaurant came together – the partnership between Chef Daniel Humm (so young!) and Will Guidara – it’s really astounding. Cannot recommend enough. Check them out on Yelp or at their website!
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