NEW YORK — So often a dining spot opens well before getting its liquor license. In the case of Millesime, the reverse has taken place.
The business opened in August in the Carlton Hotel as a cocktail lounge. Today, it debuts its dinner service incarnation as a seafood brasserie. The chef/owner is Laurent Manrique, who bases his offerings on traditional French classics with some personal twists. A few examples: Oeufs et Coques (poached eggs, clams and parsley broth with jamon) and a roasted chicken fresh-cooked upon ordering (served with a garlic and thyme jus).
The cocktail menu includes such offerings as Night & Day (Hennessey Cognac, Wild Turkey Rye 101, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, maple syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters, Angostura Bitters, lemon and orange zest: $15) the French 75 (Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Raventos Sparkling Wine, fresh lemon juice, sugar: $15) and even the non-alcoholic Blackbird (house-made strawberry-basil syrup and sod water: $10).
The restaurant is located at 92 Madison Avenue. Phone: (212) 889-7100.
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