The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

By Michael Anthony; Maura McEvoy (Photographer); Danny Meyer
(Clarkson Potter Publishers, Hardcover, 9780307888334, 351pp.)

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

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One of the best New York restaurants, a culinary landmark that has been changing the face of American dining for decades, now shares its beloved recipes, stories, and pioneering philosophy.
Opened in 1994, Gramercy Tavern is more than just a restaurant. It has become a New York institution earning dozens of accolades, including six James Beard awards. Its impeccable, fiercely seasonal cooking, welcoming and convivial atmosphere, and steadfast commitment to hospitality are unparalleled. The restaurant has its own magic--a sense of community and generosity--that's captured in these pages for everyone to bring home and savor through 125 recipes.
Restaurateur Danny Meyer's intimate story of how Gramercy was born sets the stage for executive chef-partner Michael Anthony's appealing approach to American cooking and recipes that highlight the bounty of the farmer's market. With 200 sumptuous photographs and personal stories, "The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook" also gives an insider look into the things that make this establishment unique, from the artists who have shaped its dEcor and ambience, to the staff members who share what it is like to be a part of this close-knit restaurant family. Above all, food lovers will be inspired to make memorable meals and bring the warmth of Gramercy into their homes.



About the Author
Michael Anthony seemed destined to serve from the day he was born. The youngest of seven children, Michael has four brothers and two sisters, all of whom joined the military (except for one sister). His father and two grandfathers were also in the military. After graduating from high school, he went to basic training, then to job training, to become an operating room medic. One year later, he returned home and enrolled in college to begin his first semester. Almost immediately upon finishing his first semester, he was shipped off to Wisconsin to train for four months before he would leave and spend his next year in Iraq. Since returning home, Mr. Anthony is working toward a bachelor s degree in creative writing.

Maura McEvoy is a photographer specializing in interiors, food, and people. Her work has appeared in such magazines as Saveur, Town & Country, New York, Conde Nast Traveler, and Food & Wine. She lives in New York with her husband, daughter, and two dachshunds.

Danny Meyer, a native of St. Louis, opened his first restaurant, Union Square Cafe, in 1985 when he was twenty-seven, and went on to found the Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes some of New York City's most acclaimed restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, Maialino, North End Grill, Blue Smoke, and Shake Shack, as well as Jazz Standard, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient. Danny, his restaurants, and his chefs have earned an unprecedented twenty-five James Beard Awards. Danny's groundbreaking business book, Setting the Table, was a New York Times bestseller, and he has coauthored two cookbooks with his business partner, Chef Michael Romano. Danny lives in New York with his wife and children.

Michael Romano joined Union Square Cafe in 1988, preparing his unique style of American cuisine with an Italian soul. In 1993, Michael became Danny Meyer's partner. Under Michael's leadership, Union Square Cafe has been ranked Most Popular in New York City Zagat surveys for a record seven years. The restaurant also received the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant of the Year. Michael has coauthored two cookbooks with Danny Meyer, The Union Square Cafe Cookbook and Second Helpings. He is the recipient of numerous nominations and awards, including the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef in New York City in 2001, and in 2000, he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America.

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