Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What they ate to end an era: Tavern on the Green, New Years Eve, 2010

This morning, the closing menu of Taven on the Green, founded, 1934 and closed, New Year's morning, 2 am, 2010.


NEW YEARS GALA MENU, 2009


HUDSON VALLEY DUCK FOIE GRAS AND PISTACHIO TERRINE
TOASTED BRIOCHE, APRICOT ICE WINE SYRUP
OXTAIL CONSOMMÉ
PEDRO XIMENÉZ SHERRY, DICED ROOT VEGETABLES
...
TATAKI BLUE FIN TUNA SALAD
CARAMEL SOY, SEAWEED SALAD, KYURI CUCUMBER
MAINE SCALLOP SALAD
CRÈME FRAÎCHE FINES HERBS DRESSING, BABY ARUGULA
...
BAKED AMERICAN RED SNAPPER
CAULIFLOWER PURÉE, CHAMPAGNE CAVIAR SAUCE
CHILEAN SEA BASS
ARTICHOKE LEMON RISOTTO, BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE
...
ROAST LOIN OF VENISON
QUINCE PURÉE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND CHESTNUT COGNAC SAUCE
RACK OF COLORADO LAMB
SLOW BAKED VEGETABLE GRATIN,WHITE TRUFFLE WHITE CORN POLENTA, LAMB JUS
...
ROBIOLLA, PIAVE AND FOURME D’ AMBERT CHEESE PLATTER
...
APPLE TARTE TATIN
VANILLA ANGLAISE, CRÈME FRAÎCHE
HAZELNUT NAPOLEON
MILK CHOCOLATE SAUCE


So ends a New York institution.

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

That is so sad to hear! It was a New York icon and one that will be missed.....

Jess said...

It breaks my heart that they closed down Tavern on the Green. We had the opportunity to go last year at Christmas time and it was such a delight.

Stephanie said...

It is a shame, I hate to see one of the old ones go. But at least the new owners have a LOT of restaurant experience, the entire family is in the business (Bryant & Cooper, Cippolini, Riverbay, William Poll) ... I would not be surprised to see the phoenix rise from the ashes, better than ever ... they really know their business ...

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

My husband asked me to marry him on a long ago Dec. 21st in a horse drawn buggy and we rode into the park to TOTG. What a night. 25 years later our 3 kids gave us a gc to go there for our anniversary. My daughter just went on a date there 2 weeks ago. So sad.
~Nancy

Jaime said...

I didn't realize it was closing- how sad! It's a NYC landmark.

House and Life said...

So sad, my mom took me there when I was little. It is such a memory for me. But on a brighter note, here's to new possibilies in 2010!