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What it`s like to eat 3-hour dinner at the BEST restaurant in America. Fancy meals for a worthy price! (31 pics)

According to Business Insider Eleven Madison Park is a number 1 restaurant in America for 2016. French influence runs deep in the exceptional Greenmarket cuisine of the restaurant. In spring of 2011 a food blogger Julian Fang got to experience this exceptional cuisine and had an 11 course tasting menu for costs $295 per person. Here is what Fang captured on his camera.

Daniel Humm`s award-winning restaurant is located in Manhattan`s Flatiron neighborhood, on Madison Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets.

What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America

The Art Deco-styled dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows and whimsical floral arrangements that reach to the high ceilings.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


But let`s get to the food. Eleven Madison Park only offers a tasting menu, preceded by light amuse-bouches. First up were these bite-sized cheese gougéres, served warm and sprinkled with salt.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


As diners snacked on the pastry puffs, they perused the exhaustive beverage menu. A 2006 Arnot-Roberts syrah wine was selected.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


After the wine arrived, a narrow tray of hor d`oeuvres followed. Let`s take a closer look at each.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


If you like your vegetables best prepared as ice cream toppings, the playful carrot marshmallow is for you.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


The tuna tartare blended textures and tastes.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America

Over the years, Eleven Madison Park has made its famous foie gras seared, cured, and made into pudding. This preparation came topped with an asparagus gelée.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


The more recognizable egg quiche tartlet featured mouthwatering (and expensive) morel mushrooms.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


The crispy sweetbread-stuffed cornet added a bit of crunch.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America

Wine glass empty? Swap it out for a mint julep with a bouquet of mint leaves so large, you could wear it as a hat at the Kentucky Derby.

What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Bread service signaled the beginning of the official meal.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


The warm, flaky rolls were made richer by goat- and cow-milk butters.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


The first course, Sterling Royal Caviar, came nestled with spheres of smoked sturgeon and salmon cream.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


This course features three different ingredients at three different temperatures: Santa Barbara sea urchin, custard with green apple, and shellfish ragout. Together they make a decadent, sour, briny, and somehow great combination.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Here`s what the dish looks like once you`ve cracked the surface.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


The garden pea and mint lollipop arrives in a glass vase filled with grass.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Eleven Madison Park prides itself on serving locally grown foods. The Spring Out of Winter course pairs freshly harvested asparagus with Jamón Ibérico.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Another gorgeous foie gras preparation, this melt-on-your-tongue foie gras torchon accompanies tête de cochon, pickled spring vegetables, and horseradish.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Tender, buttery Atlantic Halibut was seared with smoked spring garlic and crayfish.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Each course topped the last. A colorful plate of poached Nova Scotia Lobster featured "young" carrots, ginger, and vadouvan-spiced granola.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


The Earth and Ocean course combined land and sea influences. Nearly unrecognizable as chicken, a slow-cooked poussin was served with Hawaiian blue prawns and seaweed.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Four different preparations of Colorado lamb accompanied the large, pink, herb-roasted cut in the center of the plate. The lamb ravioli, lamb sausage, lamb short rib, and sweetbreads proved there`s no wrong way to eat it.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


A dining room manager delivered the star of the meal, the Muscovy duck stuffed with lavender and glazed with honey, to the table.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


He carved the bird and plated it right there, so other diners could watch on and drool. The choicest morsels were served alongside asparagus, ramps, and strawberries.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Next, a fromage cart pulled up tableside. The server doled out a selection of artisanal cheese based on the diner`s preferences.

What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


These adorable raisin walnut bread sticks paired well with the cheese assortment.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Dinner now transitioned into its final stage: dessert. The "Soda Pop" — which actually made a popping sound with each bite, thanks to a helping of Pop Rocks — was constructed out of tangerine foam frozen with liquid nitrogen.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


An interesting take on the milk and cookies, the Milk and Chocolate course combined dehydrated chocolate mousse, caramelized white chocolate sorbet, browned milk solids, and other rich cocoa textures.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


The final course, a generous plate of macarons, offered an even greater variety of flavors. The macarons came in pink peppercorn with caramel, chocolate banana, peanut butter, coconut with chocolate ganache, Meyer lemon, toasted sesame with green tea, and grapefruit with fennel.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America


Don`t forget the parting favor: a small box of jellies.
What It’s Like To Eat At The Best Restaurant Of America
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