Get it while you can…
* The world’s best restaurant has temporarily moved to The Hamptons. Eleven Madison Park — which snagged the coveted top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in April — was fully booked at its palatial Flatiron dining room right up until it closed earlier this month for renovations through the summer. Now, you can get a taste of chef Daniel Humm’s exceptional contemporary American fare for less, and in a more casual ambiance at pop-up restaurantEMP Summer House (341 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY), in partnership with American Express.
Instead of the usual multicourse tasting menu, which costs around $295 per person in Manhattan, Humm will serve à la carte items for lunch and dinner, with dishes costing between $12 for Parker House rolls with herb butter to $140 for the wood-fired ribeye with veggies. Other dishes at the pop-up include beef tartare ($18); prawn salad ($20); and summer squash with pistachio and feta ($28). Reservations are exclusive to American Express Card members, but walk-ins can grab a seat on the expansive backyard patio.
New to the scene.
* The new Restaurant at ROSE HILL — a multi-room venue inside the HGU New York Hotel in NoMad (34 E. 32nd St.) — serves food all day and cocktails all night. There’s a coffee bar boasting bites like a Croque Madame for breakfast; brisket burgers for lunch; and entrees like hanger steak; lamb; and ahi tuna for dinner. Have a nightcap at the lounge when it opens this fall.
*Downtown Manhattan meets the sea at the latest outpost of Scarpetta inside the new Gurney’s hotel in Newport, Rhode Island. The Chelsea-bred Italian restaurant, known for its homemade pasta dishes, serves up locally-sourced seafood amid postcard views of Gurney’s nautical private mariana. If you go, don’t miss the crudo menu, with standouts like the raw yellow tail with pickled red onions; and the diver scallop with black truffle. Other seafood signaturesinclude the black cod with caramelizedfennel. Pasta is a no-brainer, so don’t miss the short rib and bone marrow agnolotti.
Happening this week…
* Modern Japanese restaurant Naoki opens Thursday, June 29 in Chelsea (311 W. 17th St.), and will offer an $80 tasting menu. The lineup includes options like grilled lobster in uni sauce; and hamachi (yellowtail) and salmon tempura. Save room for desserts like sesame pudding with a cotton candy and matcha latte sauce.
* It’s the perfect picnic pick-me-up. Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi has launched a convenient new concept: Stacked Singles , single serve cups of wine in a portable, shatter-proof glass . No bottle opener needed. Simply peel open and enjoy red and white varieties like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. They’re $2.49 each at wine retailers across the U.S.
* Speaking of juice, one worth the squeeze is Honest Tea’s new sports drink. Honest Sport is an organic, electrolyte-packed sip made with cane sugar, fruit juice and a blend of sea salt, potassium and other stuff to help you fuel up during workouts. They come in orange, lemon and berry flavors. Grab for $1.99 each in Whole Foods.
by Jeanette Settembre – nydailynews.com