Restaurant Spotlight October 2014

Welcome Back Park Avenue Café!

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!


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fig Carpaccio with smoked almonds and Vermont goat cheese
autumn sundae with pumpkin-chai ice cream, burnt orange caramel and candied pumpkin seeds
Something Super is Coming to NYC! February 2014

February 2, 2014 is destined to become yet another memorable and historic day for the New York City Metropolitan area when MetLife Stadium hosts Super Bowl XLVIII, the first one to be held outdoors in the frigid temps of winter!   Whether you live in the 5 Boroughs, New Jersey, or are visiting from out-of-town, YOU can be part of the excitement!   Why not take a few hours and experience the true New York culinary scene with something as intimate as a 10 person dinner at one of our acclaimed restaurant partners or, perhaps, make reservations for a pre-Super Bowl party with 100 of your closest friends! Culinary Connection can assist you with every detail.

Culinary Connection has established a network of over 85 restaurant and catering partners throughout the NY/NJ Metropolitan area; we work with each of these to connect guests with unique and delicious dining options at no additional cost to their event.  Our network offers a variety of private and semi-private dining spaces that cater to your style, budget, cuisine preference and desired location.  Super Bowl XLVIII is guaranteed to introduce a whole new exciting element to the NYC area that you won't want to miss.   Whether you are looking for Italian in Midtown Manhattan, authentic Mexican cuisine in Brooklyn or farm to table in the Flatiron District, we can make the Culinary Connection for you!




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