Eleven Madison Park’s new logo goes up ahead of Sunday reopening
The renovated version of tasting menu destination Eleven Madison Park makes its debut on Sunday, October 8. Reservations went live in August for the $295 per person, eight- to ten-course meal and a $155 per person, five-course bar menu. The restaurant is already fresh out of tables in October, but a few are still left for November. Recently, EMP has been teasing what people can expect from the renovated version of the restaurant. For one, there’s a new version of the leaf-based logo — below — now pasted on the window. That same new logo is also printed on the bottom of bowls and plastered in the kitchen.
Midtown outdoor market pop-up returns today
The popular outdoor food pop-ups from Urbanspace is starting its run in Greeley Square, south of Herald Square, on Wednesday. Broadway Bites will be running from October 4th to November 10th, with options such as Bolivian Llama Party, Doughnuttery, and Mr Bing. New vendors include Empanada Papa and an okonomiyaki purveyor called Oconomi.
Frenchette looks like it will be a while
The highly anticipated new modern brasserie from former Keith McNally chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson is supposed to open later this month, but Frenchette doesn’t look close to being finished. Tribeca Citizen peeked into the space, and under its current condition, the local blog notes “we have to be realistic that it’s looking unlikely to be happening this month, or maybe even this year.”
Tina Fey handed out cheese fries yesterday
The movie Mean Girls is turning into a Broadway show, and as part of a promo, the film’s creator Tina Fey gave out free cheese fries to huge lines of fans on Tuesday. It happened to be October 3rd, the day in the movie that Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was.
Indian molecular gastronomy inches towards debut, and another coming attraction
A modern Indian restaurant from chef Sujan Sarkar is in high construction mode in the former L’Apicio space in the East Village. The huge 13 East First Street space, which will seat close to 170 people, looks like it’s in the midst of a gut renovation. The chef calls his food “progressive Indian cuisine.” He also has a restaurant in SF called Rooh.
Over in Elmhurst, a new Thai appetizer and dessert cafe is making its debut later this week. Khao Nom will offer a rotating menu of ten or so items, including noodles, curry puffs, and Thai-style waffles with egg yolk and coconut.
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