Eleven Madison Park’s 11 course menu (2017)

It’s been one year since I last updated this blog. I guess I’ll get back to it and start off with food. Last year, Eleven Madison Park offered an 11-course retrospective tasting menu featuring signature dishes from the years it’s been opened, for a limited time only. Named “The World’s Best Restaurant” of 2017, I booked a table right away, since I had never been there. Pro tip: ask for a tour of the kitchen. They brought us to the back after the meal was over and mixed us dessert cocktails! That was probably the highlight of the entire meal for me.

Eleven Madison Park

Gougère with grated gruyere (2006)

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Sea Urchin – cappuccino with peekytoe crab and cauliflower (2006)

Eleven Madison Park

Little neck clam – clambake with velouté and parker house rolls (2011)

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Prawn roulade with avocado and yogurt (2007)

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Foie gras torchon with maple syrup and pain d’epice (2004)

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Carrot tartare with rye toast and condiments (2012)

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

You have to put in a little work here, mixing according to your liking.

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Turbot poached zucchini and squash blossom (2007)

Eleven Madison Park

Winter in Provence – black truffle, celery root, potato and chèvre frais (2009)

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Suckling pig confit with rhubarb, leeks and cipollini onion (2010)

Eleven Madison Park

Milk and honey with dehydrated milk foam and bee pollen (2010)

Eleven Madison Park

Chocolate palette with peanut butter and popcorn ice cream (2008)

Eleven Madison Park

More desserts.

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Complimentary apple brandy at the end.

Eleven Madison Park

Goodie bag with the menu and granola.

Eleven Madison Park

New Year’s Post! Welcome 2015.

So how did I celebrate New Years?

We played around with long exposure outside of my apartment before and after watching the ball drop on TV. Yes, this is what I’d rather do instead of partying with friends…


We started with simple circles…


Played around with 10 seconds and a delayed flash.


Inspired by the television show Revenge.


Infinity times infinity times infinity times…


So fast you can’t even see him.


Shiny and sparkly.


Tried to spell my name but failed. At least it’s still a pretty shape.

On New Year’s Day we went to Bryant Park for a stroll before the Holiday Shops close on Jan 4.






This is my favorite park in New York City; there’s just so much going on all the time. You can see the empire state building lit up in Christmas colors here.


Yes, it’s still free to ice skate here (you only pay for skate rentals and a lock, but you can bring your own and save money!)



Thought this was a funny picture with the girl in the background… and also really liked the bokeh.


Winter Village.


Stopped by Max Brenner’s shop for an Italian thick hot chocolate ($5) + $1 homemade marshmallow.


Make Workshop: Intro to Sewing (NYC)


My mom has a sewing machine. I’ve wanted to learn how to use it for the longest time but either she didn’t have time or I didn’t have time. Finally, I stumbled upon this place on Yelp and saw the great ratings and reviews.

Make Workshop. The founder and Sew Everything Workshop author Diana Rupp was the instructor at the Intro to the Sewing Machine class I took. She was so nice and knowledgable! It was a 2 hour class, all materials included for $80.


First, we picked our fabric, thread, and button for what we were about to make.

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I’m a real noob when it comes to sewing. Diana was great at explaining every little detail and since there were only 8 people in the class, she gave us individual attention.

So many choices!


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We learned how to thread the machine during class and practiced about 3-4 times. Of course, some machines are different so we’ll always have to read the specific machine’s manual first.

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You don’t intimidate me anymore, sewing machine!


We pressed our products and sewed our buttons on.


Ta-da! (These are wallets, by the way, if you couldn’t tell.) They also fit my phone perfectly.


Make Workshop
195 Chrystie St #402,
New York, NY 10002