New York Central at the Grand Hyatt New York: Chef Christian Ragano - Spring Pea Mousse with Braised Morels, Pickled Ramps, Foie Gras and Jamon Iberico
The past few weeks have included numerous food tasting events, including the Grand Gourmet - The Flavor of Midtown, held earlier this month on May 10th. Grand Central Partnership's (GCP) annual event held at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall, benefits and recognizes the work of the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation, an independent, not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the homeless throughout Midtown.
Guests sampled delicious dishes, desserts and beverages from over 35 of Midtown Manhattan's finest restaurants. Here is my pick of the best from the Grand Gourmet.
The Wheeltapper Pub: Chef James Donahue - Potato Napoleon with Irish Smoked Salmon and Apple Smoke Chutney
Bobby Van's Steakhouse: Chef Nile Medford - Sliced Filet Mignon over Toast Points with Horseradish & Mustard Sauce
Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant: Chef Sandy Ingber - Raw Bar with 2 Oysters, 1 East Coast and 1 West Coast
Silverleaf Tavern at the 70 Park Avenue Hotel: Chef Massimo De Francesca - Duck Confit "Taquitos" with Avocado Mousse and Lime Creme Fraiche
The National: Chef Paul Corsentino - Grilled Octopus Salad with Cranberry Beans, Herb Vinaigrette and Fennel
Lexington Brass: Executive Chef Franklin Becker - Spring Bean Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette, Berkshire Prosciutto and Quail Eggs
Li-Lac Chocolates: Chef Anwar Khoder - Hazelnut Truffle Squares and Marzipan Squares
Magnolia Bakery: Chef Bobbie Lloyd - Assorted Mini Classic Cupcakes, Banana Pudding and Peanut Butter Bars
American Girl Place NY Cafe: Cafe Manager Adam Czartoryski - Cookies and Assorted Sweet Treats for Two
Grand Gourmet Signature Cocktails by Bookmarks and The Campbell Apartment: Featuring Kansas Clean Distilled Spirit Whiskey and Cocktail Rum - Featured Drinks: Bookmark Martini, Grand Punch and The Campbell Fizz
- Kim Weling