Eleven Madison Park

The Cookbook

By Daniel Humm; Will Guidara; Francesco Tonelli (Photographer)
(Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316098519, 384pp.)

Publication Date: November 2011

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Eleven Madison Park is one of New York City's most popular fine-dining establishments, and one of only a handful to receive four stars from the New York Times. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Daniel Humm and General Manager Will Guidara since 2006, the restaurant has soared to new heights and has become one of the premier dining destinations in the world.
ELEVEN MADISON PARK: THE COOKBOOK is a sumptuous tribute to the unforgettable experience of dining in the restaurant, where the latest culinary techniques are married with classical French cuisine. The book features more than 125 sophisticated recipes, arranged by season, adapted for the home cook, and accompanied by stunning full-color photographs by Francesco Tonelli. ELEVEN MADISON PARK is sure to be one of the most talked-about cookbooks of 2011.




About the Author

Daniel Humm began his chef's training at 14 in his homeland of Switzerland. There, he earned a Michelin Star while in his first Executive chef position at Gasthaus zum Gupf in the Swiss Alps. In 2003 he moved to the United States to work at Campton Place, where he received many awards, including a nomination for Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation. He has been Executive Chef of Eleven Madison Park since 2006.
Will Guidara is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He began his dining room training at Spago Beverly Hills and attended culinary school in the North of Spain. Prior to joining Eleven Madison Park, he served as the director of operations of the restaurants at The Museum of Modern Art. He became general manager of Eleven Madison Park in 2006.




Praise For Eleven Madison Park

"Eleven Madison Park is currently one of the most elegant, delicious, and creative restaurants in the country, and the reason for that is the leadership and vision of Chef Humm. He has done what many of us in the culinary world aspire to do: craft an experience that tastes delicious, that is extremely creative, and most importantly, very personal. That is what has made him a leader in the industry and Eleven Madison one of the best restaurants in the United States." @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "Lucida Grande"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoAcetate, li.MsoAcetate, div.MsoAcetate { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 9pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }span.BalloonTextChar { font-family: "Lucida Grande"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }—Grant Achatz, Alinea, Chicago


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Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville

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"[Chef Humm's] creations have audacity without excess. Page after page, Daniel invites us to discover his world where the kitchen is at the heart of a wonderful journey."

Michel Troisgros, Maison Troisgros, Roanne



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Eleven Madison Park is the perhaps most beautiful restaurant in New York . . . a fitting backdrop to Daniel Humm's spectacular modernist cuisine, which has just received its third Michelin star. The restaurant's polish and flair are reflected in Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook, a sleek white behemoth with a silver-gray typeface and luscious photographs by Francesco Tonelli. —Moira Hodgson, The Wall Street Journal

The restaurant's crowning achievement . . . may well be this, the jewel-like Eleven Madison Park cookbook, certainly the most beautiful cookbook released in 2011. It will look great sitting on the top shelf of your cookbook collection, alongside the cookbooks from Noma, the French Laundry and Alinea.—Joe Satran, Huffington Post

"For those who haven't had a chance to visit the restaurant, Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook is the next best thing. The pictures in the book are about the size of a plate, and while you might not be able to taste or smell the food, the beauty of the photos will sort of make up for it." —Lauren Torrisi, ABCNews.com

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