Eleven Madison Park in New York has been announced as the World’s Best Restaurant on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
The fine dining restaurant located in the heart of New York City overlooks one of the most beautiful parks in Manhattan, Madison Square Park and sits at the base of a historic Art Deco building on the corner of 24th Street and Madison Avenue.
Located here since 1998, it just underwent a full-scale renovation and redesign-during which the entire restaurant was moved to East Hampton for a summer-long pop-up, EMP Summer House.
The restaurant has been owned by Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara since 2011 and during that time it has evolved considerably, both in food and in experience.
Today, the restaurant offers an eight to ten course menu in the main dining room, but guests can also visit the bar for a more abbreviated tasting menu, some light snacks, or simply for a cocktail or glass of wine.
If you were to have dinner at Eleven Madison Park, it would start with the restaurant’s famous Black-and-White Cookie. Next up, you will be served with a series of hors d’oeuvre, based on fall traditions – roasted chestnuts, sweet-potato tarts, apples and fois-gras. Next, you can choose from three appetizers – one of them is a salad of marinated clams, very minimal looking, but filled with flavors,
The next dish is a true showstopper – smoked-sturgeon cheesecake with caviar.
After that comes the lobster with potato and chanterelle. Next up is a very earthy and rich dish, a whole-roasted kabocha squash – as simple as that. The main course includes choices of duck, veal and vegetarian options.
After the cheese course, a variety of desserts is served – apple doughnut with cinnamon ice cream, cranberries, cookies and cream of chocolate pretzels.
After such an amazing culinary experience, a walk through the beautiful streets of New York is the perfect ending.