After over 20 years residing on East 61st Street, NYC’s iconic Park Avenue Café has found a new home and re-opened in September. Located on Park Ave and 26th Street and, opening their doors as Park Avenue Autumn, the restaurant has always been well known not only for its excellent seasonal menu, but also for its ever-changing restaurant décor. The entire restaurant overhauls the full dining experience, from the menu to the interior design, four times a year.
Former chef, Zene Flinn, will head the kitchen joined by Benkei O’Sullivan, formerly of ABC Kitchen and Frankie’s Spuntino. Highlights of Park Avenue Autumn’s menu include appetizers of fig Carpaccio with smoked almonds and Vermont goat cheese; roasted butternut soup with apples and pepitas; and a fall tarte flambée for two featuring Brussels sprouts and Nueske’s bacon.
Main courses range from Hudson Valley Duck accompanied by champagne grapes and cipollini onions, a kabocha squash confit with maitake mushrooms and hazelnuts and a Charred Quince Skirt Steak with chanterelles and collard green ribbons.
Saving the best for last, dessert offers an autumn sundae with pumpkin-chai ice cream, burnt orange caramel and candied pumpkin seeds as well as their famous Park Avenue chocolate cube, which is something you need to see to believe.
Fall will be here and gone before we know it so make sure you visit Park Avenue Autumn before winter is upon us! And don’t forget, Culinary Connection is here to help you make arrangements so you don’t miss out on this fall feast!