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Eleven Madison Park, 1 or 3
Jan 22, 2013 Tuesday
The 22nd is Catherine's birthday. So we decided to go to Eleven Madison Park for lunch and invited Billy and Arthur. Earlier we had been to the Peter Freeman Gallery to deliver Catherine's new drawing, Sprung (see Peter Freeman Gallery, Groups, same date). We told peter it was Catherine;s birthday and mentioned where we were going to lunch. Soon after we settled in a waitperson came over with Champagne and said it was compliments of Will Guidara (one of the owners). We figured Peter Freeman had gotten in touch with the restaurant (which he had). We had a spectacular lunch. Everyone has the same 15 course tasting menu. CHEDDAR, Savory Black and White Cookie with Apple - OYSTER. Wood Sorrel and Mignonette - CRANBERRY, Snow with Beets, Goat Cheese, and Caraway - SEA URCHIN, Custard with Baby Squid, Bay Scallop and Apple - STURGEON - Sabayon with Chives, Smoked Everything Bagel Crumble, Pickles, and Caviar - SCALLOP, Seared with Radish, Caviar. and Apple - CARROT, Tartare with Rye Bread and Condiments - LOBSTER, Poached with Citrus, Tarragon, and Daikon - PARSNIP, Poached with Sesame, Parsley, and Millet - BEEF, Grilled with Mushrooms, Amaranth, and Dandelion Greens; Braised Oxtail with Fois Gras and Potato - GREENSWARD, Pretzel, Mustard, and Grapes - MALT, Egg Cream with Vanilla and Seltzer - MAPLE, Bourbon Barrel Aged with Milk and Shaved ice - WALNUT, Sheep's Milk Cheesecake and Port - Pretzel, Chocolate with Sea Salt - CHOCOLATE, Sweet Black and White Cookie with Apricot. We went from the restaurant to an appointment with Doctor Dennis Cardone at NYU Medical Center (see Self Portrait with Dennis Cardone same date). See the following two entries.
L-R: William Finn, Catherine Murphy, Arthur Salvadore.