Tavern on the Green: Celebrate the New York Legend - 125 Recipes for Good Times

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A glorious celebration of the legendary eating spot in Manhattan's Central Park.

Nestled in Central Park, one of the most fabulous 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 also played host to countless weddings and birthday parties, Broadway opening nights ...

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Overview

A glorious celebration of the legendary eating spot in Manhattan's Central Park.

Nestled in Central Park, one of the most fabulous 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 also played host to countless weddings and birthday parties, Broadway opening nights and glamorous afterparties, and many other memorable events.

This enchanting souvenir volume captures all of Tavern on the Green's rich history— 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 their Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Red Wine-Garlic Butter, Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops, Marathon Pasta (served each year on the eve of the New York race), and Sliced Duck Breasts with Shallot-Ginger Glaze—can be made at home. Menus and entertaining and decorating tips show readers how to impress guests for any special occasion. With beautiful photography and charming stories about many of the boldface names who've eaten at Tavern over the years (Madonna, Reggie Jackson, Rudolph Giuliani, John Gotti, Brooke Astor, and more), this keepsake is the perfect gift for the many tourists who've had the time of their life there, as well as for New Yorkers looking to bring the unforgettable experience home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579653576
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Publication date: 1/5/2009
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 829,688
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kay LeRoy, has been involved with Tavern for more than 30 years. She lives in New York City.

Jennifer Oz LeRoy started as a dishwasher at Tavern on the Green when she was 19, determined to learn every aspect of the restaurant business. She lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: From Quaint Sheepfold to Shimmering City Icon
Chapter 2: Cocktails
Chapter 3: Passed and Nibbled
Chapter 4: Soups
Chapter 5: Pasta and Grains
Chapter 6: Fish
Chapter 7: Poultry, Meat, and Game
Chapter 8: Salads and Sandwiches
Chapter 9: Brunch
Chapter 10: Sides
Chapter 11: Desserts
Chapter 12: The Height of Beauty
Acknowledgements
Index

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

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    Great remembrance of a by-gone era

    Although not inteded as a memorial, this is a great one for a classic restaurant that has now closed. We purchased this as a gift for my mother-in-law and she has really enjoyed it.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Memories of eating at Tavern on the Green

    I enjoyed the book. I am not sure of how many of the recipes I will try, but just wanted a souvenier of the two times I had the pleasure of eating there. One memory always brings a laugh. There were 6 of us ladies, we had purchased a package deal, hotel, airfare and broadway shows and 2 meals, one of the meals we picked was at Tavern on the Green. We are dressed up and seated, given our menus. We produce our vouchers, the waiter says "you get a different menu" we all start laughing thinking we are going to get the five&dime version, not the good stuff. We are given our new menus and it was truly one of the best meals I have ever had, the steak was excellent. The first time I ever had creme brule. Just a great experience, beautiful restaurant.

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