Ever since it opened, Eleven Madison Park has been considered as the temple of New York’s haute cuisine.
Inside a beautiful déco building at 11, Madison Avenue, guests are welcomed in an imposing dining room with a 10-metre high ceiling and large windows facing onto Madison Square Park and the iconic Flatiron Building.
And if all that wasn’t enough, we can add that the restaurant, managed by the prodigious Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm, has received all of the most prestigious awards that the food industry has to offer, including three Michelin stars, four New York Times stars and, in 2016, third place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants classification.
The restaurant originally opened in 1998 under the ownership of the well-known restaurateur Danny Meyer, and in 2006 the chef Daniel Humm and manager Will Guidara began working together to build up its reputation until 2011, when they bought the restaurant. The rest is part of New York’s history.
The dishes are served as mouth-watering works of culinary art, and the typically-French cuisine uses a combination of traditional tastes in a mix of classical and modern techniques.
Daniel Humm says: “All my years in a kitchen have taught me that there is more to cuisine than complexity, and that restraint can be even more difficult to realize, but the results can be incredibly beautiful.” It certainly seems to be the case that here at Eleven Madison Park those results no longer need demonstrating.
New York, November 2016