Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tavern on the Green Cookbook

Part cookbook, part history book, the Tavern on the Green cookbook with "125 recipes for good times" is a must have for any cookbook collection.

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.

The home cook can now make some of Tavern's most memorable recipes including 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. Also included are decorating and entertaining tips. Beautiful photography and wonderful stories round out this wonderful cook book. If you've been to the Tavern, or only dreamed of doing so, this beautiful book will allow you to live your dreams right in your own home.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

What a great name for a restaurant. I really enjoy cookbooks that give more than just the recipe and pictures - sounds perfect.