People 1 minute 03 December 2022

Inside the MICHELIN x Wine Access Dinner at Eleven Madison Park

A festive group assembled to toast the season with delicious vintages and equally delectable fare.

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One night after the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit, the city’s brightest star was actually located in Madison Square Park. Chef Daniel Humm played host at Eleven Madison Park (the world's only plant-based Three MICHELIN Star restaurant) for their continued strides in marrying flavor and sustainable gastronomy with style. However, the celebrations continued upstairs at Eleven Madison Park’s private dining room where the Michelin Guide and Wine Access were toasting Humm and the trio’s latest endeavor, a series of four wines curated by the restaurant’s wine director Gabriel Di Bella priced at $200. Joining the festivities were a smattering of New York’s chicest gourmands including Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and Olivia Palermo.

As guests savored the plant based menu, their palates opened further thanks to the incandescent wine pairings. Offsetting an earthy, yet buttery matsutake mushroom rice porridge with pine and ginger, a dry, crisp 2020 Trimbach Riesling Reserve Alsace was selected to juxtapose and complement with verve. As Di Bella explained the various vintages, everyone dug in but not before snapping some drool worthy content. And while the surprise treat of the night—a bottle of 2001 Mouton Rothschild—was poured, the final nibbles of the sesame chocolate pretzels lingered on everyone’s tongues.


All photos by David Benthal/BFA.com

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Vanessa Conlin, Daniel Humm, and Ryan Hilley
Vanessa Conlin, Daniel Humm, and Ryan Hilley
Olivia Palermo, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and Samantha Barry
Olivia Palermo, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and Samantha Barry
The MICHELIN Guide Wine Club by Wine Access
The MICHELIN Guide Wine Club by Wine Access
Canapés at Eleven Madison Park
Canapés at Eleven Madison Park
Daniel Humm, Shakera Jones, Jermaine Stone, Edward Barsamian, Lorie Acio, Isiah Magsino, and Megan Zhang
Daniel Humm, Shakera Jones, Jermaine Stone, Edward Barsamian, Lorie Acio, Isiah Magsino, and Megan Zhang
Patrick Baugier, Joe Fisch, Sunil Garga, and Doug Mellinger
Patrick Baugier, Joe Fisch, Sunil Garga, and Doug Mellinger
David Su
David Su
Daniel Humm
Daniel Humm
The scene inside the kitchen at Eleven Madison Park
The scene inside the kitchen at Eleven Madison Park
Tonburi with turnip, potato, and horseradish
Tonburi with turnip, potato, and horseradish
A 2020 Trimbach Riesling Reserve Alsace being poured
A 2020 Trimbach Riesling Reserve Alsace being poured
Eleven Madison Park’s Gabriel Di Bella
Eleven Madison Park’s Gabriel Di Bella
Vanessa Conlin and Ellen Hunter
Vanessa Conlin and Ellen Hunter
Joanna Gong, Jessica Wu, and Vincent Ho
Joanna Gong, Jessica Wu, and Vincent Ho
Bok Choy with white truffle and seaweed
Bok Choy with white truffle and seaweed
Steven Beltrani and Olivia Palermo
Steven Beltrani and Olivia Palermo
Lorie Acio and Laura Denby
Lorie Acio and Laura Denby
Grilled maitake mushroom with seitan and juniper
Grilled maitake mushroom with seitan and juniper
The scene at dinner
The scene at dinner
Snapping the desserts at Eleven Madison Park
Snapping the desserts at Eleven Madison Park
Eleven Madison Home takeaways
Eleven Madison Home takeaways

All photos © David Benthal/BFA.com

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