While the four-leaf motif was consistent throughout the décor, it also embodied significance with regard to the cuisine. Within moments of being seated, our server approached the table to welcome us and introduce himself. He asked if we had any allergies or food preferences, to which we replied we did not. Before leaving, he explained there was a letter for each of us, hence the letter opener on the table, and a welcoming “gift”. He continued by sharing that when we opened the letter, we would find a card with four leaves representing various flavors. Our task was to punch out the leaf whose flavor profile spoke to us the most in order to guide the chef as to which flavor we would like integrated into a dish we would enjoy during our meal.
Sitting on a comfortable and luxurious banquet made of rich brown and black leather, my eyes danced around the gorgeous dining room in an effort to take in the beauty that surrounded me. A wall of large windows with dark, carved stone grills, a tall gold leaf ceiling, crisp white tablecloths, Art Deco style light fixtures, and oversized twig and flower arrangements; this quintessential New York restaurant was perfectly paired with Chef Daniel Humm’s decadent French-grounded cooking and creative Manhattanite menu.