11 Madison Park NYC -chef Daniel Humm

Dining at 11 Madison Park in NYC is one of those food experiences that you never forget – perfect dining, where the food reigns supreme and everything else is excellent – this is just as it should be at this level of restaurant. When you dine at 11 Madison Park, you’re aware by everything they do that this is one of the world’s 50 best restaurants.  In 2014 – 11 Madison Park was ranked at no 4.

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park - interior

Interior at 11 Madison Park

 

As well,  there are just seven 3 star Michelin restaurants in New York City and 11 Madison Park is one of them. It’s received many other accolades, amongst them – awarded four stars by the New York Times and one of over 167 restaurants in the prestigious Les Grandes Tables du Monde.

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park - daniel humm

Daniel Humm Chef and co-owner 11 Madison Park

 

Daniel Humm is the chef and co-owner at 11 Madison Park – training and working in Switzerland and at Campton Place in San Francisco. Chef Daniel Humm has refashioned one of the world’s best restaurants into a showcase for New York’s food artisans.  Set in an wonderful art deco building, the dining space, just across from Madison Park is majestic.

The fifteen plus course tasting menu focuses on the centuries-old culinary traditions that are an inherent part of New York City, overlaid with extraordinary produce of New York state. But this was more than a tasting menu – the whole dining experience was cheeky and fun, like the picnic basket that came to the table towards the end of the meal.

And so our dining adventure started – Morel Custard with Maine Sea Trout Roe

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park -morel custard

Morel custard with Maine Sea Trout Roe

 

English Peas warmed with Meyer Lemon and Egg Yolk – the simplicity and freshness of young peas with delicate lemon and the dried egg yolk.

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park - english peas

English Peas warmed with meyer lemon and egg yolk

 

Pastrami with Ramps, Rye, Mustard and Celery – another toast to the New York food tradition of a pastrami sandwich in a diner. Served with a soda.

 

Foie Gras cured with Orange-Camomile, White Asparagus and Bitter Almond.

 

Apple – Waldorf Salad with Celery, Rhubarb and Walnuts – another New York food tradition, complete with its history – and made at the table

 

Lobster poached with Beets, Ginger and Nasturtium – the luscious, sweet lobster that’s such a feature of New York food tradition, alongside both strips of beetroot together with almost black, roasted beets.  This dish was absolute luxury.

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park - lobster

Lobster poached with Beets, Ginger and Nasturtium

 

Asparagus braised with Potato and Black Truffle – using the French cooking technique – ‘en vessie’, the asparagus is braised in a pigs bladder with broth spooned over the bladder to maintain the moisture.

 

11 madison park - asparagus cooked en vessie - cool new york restaurants

Asparagus cooked en vessie – with potato and black truffle

 

asparagus cooked en vessie

Asparagus cooked en vessie – with potato and black truffle

 

Duck, broth with cured duck and watercress, roasted with Rhubarb, Shallots and Scallions. The roasted duck encrusted with sichaun peppercorns and cumin seeds and stuffed with lavender is brought to the table before being taken away to be finished and plated. The duck breast was the meat highlight of this meal – succulent and juicy with spiciness delivered by the peppercorns and cumin.

 

11 madison park - roast duck - cool new york restaurants

Roast duck with sichaun peppercorns and cumin seeds

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park - roast duck

Roast duck rhubarb shallots and scallions

 

Fresh Cheese Pretzel, Parsley and Strawberries – a basket ready for your picnic in Central Park – another tradition complete with their own Picnic Basket Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company.

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park - picnic basket

Picnic basket – fresh cheese, pretzel, parsley and strawberries

 

Almond Baked Alaska with Rum, Caramel and Celery – this classic desert perfectly delivered with the addition of caramel.

 

Pretzel – Chocolate Covered with Sea Salt

 

The wine list at 11 Madison Park befits a restaurant of this stature – wines of the world as well as a Wines of New York section featuring wines from Long Island and Finger Lakes in upstate New York.  As we frequently do, we asked our sommelier to recommend a wine that matched the food on tonight’s menu and also a representation of the wines of New York. He recommended Keuka Lake Vineyards Riesling 2009, Falling Man Vineyard – similar in style to a cool climate riesling from Australia or New Zealand. It perfectly rounded out the meal with appropriate and subtle dry fruitiness.

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park - interior shot

11 Madison Park – Midtown – New York City

 

cool new york restaurants - 11 madison park - menu May 2104

Menu – 11 Madison Park

 

Eleven Madison Park is a perfect dining experience – the service was warm and friendly, supremely professional and knowledgeable with appropriate formality. The food was an amazing experience that would be hard to rival. It’s open Monday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. When you’re in New York, enjoy this brilliant restaurant and the wonderful food of chef Daniel Humm.

 

 

 

11 Madison Park

11 Madison Ave, New York, New York 10010

 

 

 

11 Madison Park Website

 

 
Eleven Madison Park on Urbanspoon

 

 

Related posts:

in Cool Restaurants

2 Responses to 11 Madison Park NYC -chef Daniel Humm

  1. Pingback: Biota Dining - cool sydney restaurants - Bowral - Good Food Guide

  2. Pingback: cool Sydney restaurants - Cafe Paci - East Sydney restaurants

Add a Comment