Sunday lunch at Blue Hill Stone Barns. This second visit wasn’t nearly as magical as the first. But it was still fun. And truly delicious. For those who haven’t been to Stone Barns, go. But for those who have gone, I don’t necessarily think it warrants a second visit. It’s too much of the same, little changes. This time around there were noticeably fewer amuses, a waitress who spoke so fast no one could understand. She also didn’t present the raw eggs or grains like they did the last time around – small things like that make all the difference and I couldn’t help comparing everything to last time. I also couldn’t help but compare this to Eleven Madison Park (lunch is around the same price), where each visit seems to get better and better.
Lunch is $88 for 4-courses, plus a $16 supplement for the cheese course. Below, photos. A few select favorites from the meal. For the entire photo set, click here.
First of many bites. Smoked kale, fried green beans, pancetta and sage. There were shots of “V-9“, those beet burgers, sesame seed-crusted salsify. Cured meats and of course the vegetables – love that presentation. We received a serving of fried green beans twice, but missed the chocolate and liver sandwiches spotted at different tables.
11-grain brioche with swiss chard marmalade and fresh ricotta
Beet salad…followed by “this morning’s egg.”
Diners at the table next to us received bone marrow. I was envious, you bet. So I asked our waitress about it, and following the main meat course, this was presented for our table to share. Sturgeon caviar and bone marrow. My favorite savory “course” of the meal. You never get what you don’t ask for.