7/05/2012 04:32:00 PM

Best Kept Secret: Mondays with Jesse at Recette

Jesse Schenker photo by Albert Cheung
We knew Recette chef Jesse Schenker was a rising star when we named him one of our “New York City 30 Under 30” in 2011. We can officially say that his talent is currently soaring, especially at his monthly “Mondays with Jesse” dinners. Schenker designs the feast on whim, with the intent of pushing the culinary envelope. (March’s menu was inspired by sushi great Sotohiro Kosugi of Soto; and last month’s included special pours like a 2001 Las Rioja Alta Reserva Especial Vina Ardanza). $125 buys 10-12 courses with 3-4 canapes, with wine pairings for an additional $75—and the priceless bonus of witnessing genius in action, like watching Puccini compose an opera or Fitzgerald at work on a novel. Here’s a sneak peek at Schenker’s next masterpiece, coming Monday, July 9:

Crisp Rye Pillow with Corned Lamb Belly, Melon Mostarda, Watercress, Roasted Garlic
Foie Gras & Langoustine "Wellington," Morel Mushroom, Crispy Langoustine Shells, Japanese Red Curry

Crispy Pig Tail, Tongue and Cheek, Crab Corn Spoon Bread, Marsh Crab

Call 212 414 3000 to reserve.

1 comment :

  1. He's such a stud muffin! He's food ain't bad, either.