50 Best Restaurants: Menton Meets Eleven Madison Park

By | Chowder |

Barbara Lynch’s restaurant Menton can be pretty brilliant in its own right. But when one of Boston’s most impressive kitchens brings in the chef and general manager of one of New York’s most acclaimed restaurants for a one-night only dinner, you can only imagine the deliciousness that will ensue.

On December 3, Menton is hosting dinner and champagne reception to celebrate the publication of Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook ($50; Little, Brown, and Company), which hits stores on November 11. Executive chefs Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park, and Colin Lynch, of Menton, will present five courses from the book — plus amuse bouches and other little treats, naturally — paired with wines selected by Menton’s wine director Cat Silirie.

The price tag for the evening, including wine pairings and a signed copy of the book? $275 per person.

Can’t bring yourself to pony up for a seat? Here’s you everything you need to tell people you went to the dinner. We snuck a peek at an advance copy of the book—384 pages of recipes, essays, and ah-mazing photography—as well as the evening’s menu. Have a look at what you won’t be eating, and a peek of three of the prettiest dishes, courtesy of the book’s publisher:

Sea Urchin Toast
(pictured above)

Langoustine
marinated with celeriac and green apple

John Dory
poached with citrus, daikon radishes, and olio nuovo
(pictured above)

Cauliflower
roasted with grapes, almonds, and curry
(pictured above)

Chicken
poached with truffles, butternut squash, parsnips, and cabbage

Sweet Potato
beignet with chocolate and chestnut honey

Black Truffle and Chocolate

Wait, you can afford to go? Ring up the restaurant to see if you can snag a last-minute seat. (Menton, 354 Congress St., Boston, 617-737-0099, mentonboston.com.)