Here’s everything under $30 at the Eleven Madison Park Hamptons pop-up
A taste of this Michelin-star restaurant won’t cost you a mint.
Eleven Madison Park — the posh New York City establishment where foie gras-filled tasting menus are spoon-fed to the 1% at a cool $295 per person — is serving up a la carte meals ranging from $14 to $145 at a hip pop-up in East Hampton. And more than a dozen items are under $30.
Months after scoring the top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list — chosen annually by a British-based international committee of elite chefs and restaurateurs — Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm and his business partner Will Guidara closed their Flatiron landmark in June for renovations. The duo headed out east to open EMP Summer House (341 Pantigo Rd, East Hampton, NY) to keep their staff employed while cooking up fancy-ish food they love.
“It’s very summery, seafood and vegetable-focused, but still done at a very high quality,” Humm tells Moneyish of the new pop-up.
The vibe is laid back and feels like you’ve walked into a rich friend’s chic summer home with minimalist, all white décor, a faux fireplace, white table clothes and album covers from The Beach Boys. The outdoor patio has a relaxed backyard barbecue feel, complete with picnic tables, white and yellow umbrellas and games like ping pong and cornhole. Diners wear everything from shorts and T-shirts to rompers with Chanel bags.
Humm describes his new menu as “what we’d want to eat after a day at the beach,” and more approachable to diners who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford the pricey, three-Michelin starred experience in Manhattan.
“You’ll find traces of our menu here and there, but to serve a three plus hour, 10-course menu out here wouldn’t have made sense, since it’s not reflective of the style of dining people want here. A la carte gives guests more flexibility, allows them to create the experience they want a bit more – whether it’s ordering multiple courses, or simply an entrée and glass of wine,” Humm says.
Humm has a few suggestions for diners looking to get as close to the Manhattan experience as possible, without breaking the bank.
“You could start with the oysters (six for $24) and then really any of the starters – tomato ($19), tuna ($23), beef ($24), or fluke ($22) – and then the lobster entrée or beef with eggplant. Finish off with the milk and honey ($9), a dessert we’ve served at Eleven Madison Park in the past,” he suggests.
Here’s everything on the menu that’s under $30:
- Oysters with grape mignonette and crispy bulgar wheat, 6 for $24
- Corn, black truffle and Parmesan flatbread, $23
- Clam flatbread with bacon and red onion, $19
- Fish sandwich fried with chili mayo, $17
- Cheeseburger dry aged with bone marrow, $16
- Tuna tartare with tomato, $23
- Beef tartare with horseradish, $24
- Fluke ceviche with radish and cucumber, $22
- Summer squash with pistachio and feta, $28
- Zucchini flatbread with tomato, chile and anchovy, $17
- Humm Dog, a hot dog topped with bacon, black truffle and celery, $15
- Lobster roll served with brown butter, $29
- Snow peas with pancetta (Italian bacon), pecorino cheese and mint, $18
- Tomatoes marinated with almonds and strawberries, $19
- Lettuce taco with tuna, corn and avocado, $16
- Zucchini chips with garlic yogurt, $15
- French fries with rosemary and lemon, $9
EMP partnered with American Express for the pop-up, so reservations, available until Labor Day, are exclusive to Amex cardholders. Walk-ins are welcome in the backyard patio.
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