Tavern On the Green Cookbook
New York Central Park restaurant Tavern On the Green brings you a cookbook of 125 of their most beloved recipes for good times. Dishes like Black Pepper Orzo, New York Herbed Noodle Pudding, Veal Paillard with Arugula-Tomato Salad, and Kay Leroy's Tarte Tatin, are some of the favorites founds inside their cookbook.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 310 pages.
Author: Jennifer Oz LeRoy and Kay LeRoy
Description: Nestled in Central Park, one of the most glorious settings imaginable, Tavern on the Green has been dazzling generations of New Yorkers and visitors with its inventive, eclectic menu and playful decor. Some 700,000 guests dine every year at this one-of-a-kind restaurant, which has played host to countless weddings and birthday parties, Broadway opening nights and glamorous after parties, and many other memorable events.
All of Tavern on the Green's rich history is captured in this enchanting souvenir volume, from its origins in the 1870s as a shelter for the sheep that grazed in the nearby Sheep Meadow to its reincarnation as a restaurant in the 1930s and rebirth in the 1970s as the glistening jewel of the great restaurateur/showman Warner LeRoy.
Now, for the first time, Tavern's memorable food – including such mouthwatering dishes as Sliced Duck Breasts with Shallot-Ginger Glaze; Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops; Marathon Pasta (served each year on the eve of the New York race); and Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Red Wine-Garlic Butter – can be made at home. A special chapter on entertaining the Tavern way, complete with sample menus and decorating tips, shows readers how to re-create the glamour of a party in the Big Apple. With beautiful photography and charming stories about many of the boldface names who've eaten at Tavern over the years (Peter Jennings, Brooke Astor, John Gotti, Jacqueline Onassis, Al Pacino, Madonna, and more), this is the perfect keepsake for anyone who has had a great time there – tourist or New Yorker – and wants to bring the unforgettable experience home.
Condition: Good condition. Pages 308 and 309 have some very small patches of worn off paper.