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Alder, the Restaurant That Everyone Is Talking About

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[Daniel Krieger]

Purple pub cheese, Caesar salad "nigiri," rye pasta, and pigs in a blanket are some of the things on the menu at Wylie Dufresne's second-ever restaurant, Alder. This is, without a doubt, the first major opening of the spring, and diners are already lining up before service each night to sample Wylie's newest creations. The early word has been mixed — some people think that these dishes are "classic Wylie," while others find that some of the flavors and textures don't click. But the restaurant is still very, very young, and Wylie & Co. will certainly make a few tweaks to the menu and service in the coming weeks. Take a look around the space, and check out the menu — with prices — below.

PUB CHEESE
pistachio-fig brittle, Martin's "potato chips"
9
"PIGS IN A BLANKET"
chinese? sausage, japanese mustard, sweet chili sauce (6 pcs.)
11
STUFFED KUMQUATS
parsnip-black? sesame, merguez sausage (6 pcs.)
11
CAESAR NIGIRI
romaine, egg yolk, parmesan (4 pcs.)
15
SALMON TARTARE
avocado, horseradish cream, risotto
14
SQUID SALAD
cashew pesto, watercress, red onion
15
NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
"oyster crackers"
15
SOFT POACHED EGG
sherry? consommé, mushroom, celery, tarragon oil
15
FRIED CAULIFLOWER
lemon-almond puree, lardo, cocoa
15
FOIE GRAS TERRINE
poached apple, chartreuse yogurt, english muffin
18
CHICKEN LIVER TOAST
cornbread,? grapefruit marmalade, chicken skin
17
FRIED QUAIL
banana curry, chinese broccoli, pickled turmeric
20
BLACK BASS
nori salsa verde, asian pear, jasmine rice
23
SMOKED ARCTIC CHAR
berbere lentils, apricot, napa cabbage
23
RYE PASTA
shaved pastrami
18
PORK RIB
saffron spaetzle, green apple-celery root hash
22
OXTAIL STEW
carrot slaw, fried plantains
21

· All Coverage of Alder [~ENY~]

Alder

157 Second Avenue, New York, Ny 10003 212 539 1900

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