Aureole & King Cole Bar - New York City
Peekytoe Crab Salad , Pomegranate Gel, Micro Red Shisho
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Hazelnuts, Jicama, Quince Compote, Gingerbread Brioche
Speck, Chestnut, Savoy Cabbage, Fontina
Double R Ranch Beef
8oz Tenderloin, Braised Treviso, Parsnip, Chervil Oil, Juniper Jus
Black Truffle Bread Pudding, Heirloom Carrot, Brussels Sprouts
Tasting of Sorbet & Ice Creams
Chestnut Cream, Cranberry Gel, Vanilla Chantilly
Walking out of the restaurant with freshly baked mignardise in hand you have to remind yourself that it isn't the middle of the afternoon, but that those are Time Square's lights beaming down through the side street, illuminating the crowds. For more information on Aureole and all of Charlie Palmers restaurants visit his website here.
The Bar is home to the "Old King Cole" mural which was painted in 1906. The piece has had a few stops throughout the city until 1932 and where it still hangs today. In the painting lies a mythical secret that apparently only the bar tenders know about. Enjoy a few cocktails and try to decipher it out yourself. Fun fact, 83 years ago the Bloody Mary cocktail was invented here by bar tender Fernand Petiot. For more history on the King Cole Bar visit their website here. Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoyed my Dined There, Sipped That at Aureole and King Cole Bar.
Check out another restaurant with French cooking traditions at it's core, Menton in Boston.