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Jeremiah Tower releases his first menu at Tavern on the Green

Tavern on the Green
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

After years of renovations Tavern on the Green reopened in April, but the restaurant only recently put James-Beard–award–winning chef Jeremiah Tower at the helm in the kitchen. Today his lunch menu was released, with dinner to follow in the New Year. On the daytime docket, Tower merges Californian cuisine with East Coast staples, as seen in dishes like lobster soup with roe butter and chicken cobb salad with Brown Derby dressing. 

The 71-year-old chef—best known for his time at Chez Panisse, where he became partner alongside Alice Waters, and his own San Francisco restaurant, Stars—has come out of retirement to reinvent the menus at the Central Park landmark. Check out the full list of new offerings:

LUNCH MENU 

APPETIZERS
Gravlax with New Orleans Chopped Egg Remoulade Salad, 18
Salmon Tartare with Black Pepper Crème Fraîche, Grilled Garlic Bread, 16
Hard Boiled Eggs, Pickapeppa & Remoulade Sauces, 14
American Foie Gras, Toasted Chestnuts, Pickled Quince, 24
San Daniele Prosciutto, Buffalo Milk Italian Mozzarella on Grilled Bread, Herbed Tomatoes, 19 

SALADS & SOUPS
Whole Boston Bibb Salad, Pears, Green Goddess Dressing, 14
Classic Iceberg Wedge, Blue Cheese Dressing, Cherry Tomatoes, 16
Cobb Salad with Chicken, Blue Cheese, Hard-Cooked Egg, Bacon, Marinated Tomatoes, Avocado, Brown Derby Dressing, 28
Mixed Vegetable, Lightly Creamed Soup with Melted Cheese Toasts, 14
Lobster Broth, Lobster, Chervil, Lobster Roe Butter, 24 

MAIN COURSES
Cave-Aged Gruyere and Ham Toasted Sandwich, Blue Cheese Iceberg, 19
Classic New York Rib Eye Beef Sandwich, Russian Dressing, 22
Cheeseburger, Sesame Potato Bun, Pickles, Tavern Burger Sauce, Potato Chips, 18
Prime Beef Steak Tartare, Mild Chili Cream, Toasted Papadums, 24
Roasted Autumn Purely Vegetable Risotto, Arugula and Lemon, 22
Roasted Olive-Oil-Cooked Salmon, Garlic White Beans, Fig & Kumquat Relish, 30
Grilled Chicken, Cowboy Roasted Onion, Watercress Pecan Salad, 26
Grilled New York Strip Loin Steak, Wild Mushrooms, Rich Potato Mash, 56 

SIDE DISHES, 12
Mac n' Cheese
with Buttered Breadcrumbs & Mozzarella
Fingerling Potato Mash
Roasted Carrots with Porcini Butter
Roasted Local Beets with Saba and Toasted Hazelnuts
Classic New York Deli Coleslaw

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