3. Tasting Menus for Governor, a DUMBO Restaurant Wrecked by Sandy ($250-325)
Two of New York’s most popular—and perennially booked—restaurants are hosting tasting-menu events to help Governor, a new restaurant in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO, get back on its feet after it sustained severe damaged during Sandy. The restaurant was flooded with four feet of water, ruining its floors, kitchen equipment and all inventory.
Eleven Madison Park, one of the few restaurants in New York to be awarded three Michelin stars, is hosting a seven-course dinner on Nov. 20 for a minimum donation of $250. The menu includes delicacies such as caviar with brown-butter ice cream and prawn crackers with sea urchin, and all proceeds will go directly to rebuilding Governor. Act fast! Only fifty seats are available.
Another acclaimed New York restaurant, Momofuku, is hosting a six-course lunch at its new cocktail bar, Booker and Dax, with all proceeds going directly to Governor. The lunch, which costs $325 for six courses with beverage pairings, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Eleven Madison Park: $250 minimum donation