The Lambs Club celebrates tomato season with a special menu, Tavern on the Green adds a jazz-infused weekend brunch, The Musket Room serves up gourmet takes on bar snacks, and more in this week's dining news.....
Grilled heirloom tomatoes are on The Lambs Club's tomato tasting menu.
Tomato Tasting Menu at The Lambs Club
Summer may be (sadly) approaching its tail end, but tomato season is only beginning. If you’re a fan, a tomato tasting menu offered during dinner at Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club is not to be missed. A five-course menu ($89) will show off the heirloom varieties sourced from Eckerton Hill Farms in dishes like a tomato and Nova Scotia lobster salad. The special menu is only available as long as the tomatoes are at their peak. 132 W. 44th St., 212-997-5262
Blenheim Reopens with a Modern American Menu, New Executive Chef
Blenheim—the adorable farmhouse-chic restaurant from Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye that closed temporarily—is back up and running with new executive chef Ryan Tate. The modern America menu, which sources much of its ingredients from Blenheim Hill Farm, puts an emphasis on seasonality. From a la carte options to tasting menus, guests will find dishes such as Japanese mackerel with sea buckthorn and English pea dumplings with faux bacon bits, caramelized radishes, and baby onions. 283 W. 12th St., 212-243-7073
The Musket Room Introduces Gourmet Bar Snacks
The Musket Room debuts a bar snacks menu that’s perfect for summer. The dishes by chef Matt Lambert may be small, but he doesn’t cut corners in using top-notch ingredients or his trademark creativity. The weekly menu features a lineup of lighter dishes like Shigoku oysters topped with ginger and cava; bone marrow with uni and orange; and truffle toast. The expertly-crafted cocktails pair just right with this menu. 265 Elizabeth St., 212-219-0764
New Menus to Celebrate 10 Years at Cuba in the West Village Cuba in the West Village celebrates its 10th anniversary with new menus. Whether you’re craving a refreshing jackfruit mojito or the hearty chicarron prensado (that’s an appetizer of braised pork belly with a crispy balsamic glaze), the resto is serving up drinks and dishes that celebrate the best of Cuban-inspired classics. After dinner, enjoy another Cuban classic: hand-rolled cigars. 222 Thompson St., 212-420-7878
Tavern on the Green Unveils a Weekend Jazz Brunch
The recently reincarnated Tavern on the Green adds to its allure with a weekend jazz brunch featuring a prix-fixe special of a cocktail and two courses ($45). From noon to 4 p.m. on weekends, guests can surround themselves with live jazz as they order their blueberry-buckwheat pancakes and smoked Irish salmon with rye bread. The alfresco dining experience on the elegant outdoor courtyard is just another reason why this is one of New York’s most idyllic dining experiences. 67th St. and Central Park W.; 212-877-8684