Sunday April 21; 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - $15/person.
A Fresh Fruit & Orange "Martini"
Oatmeal with dried Currants and Brown Sugar
French Toast with Butter and Maple Syrup
Eggs Escoffier - softly scrambled with Cream and Sherry
or an omelet:
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Red Onions
Eggs Benedict Arnold* - shaved Canadian Bacon, topped with Hollandaise
Mushrooms, Scallions and Cheese
*Celebrity Chef Dione Lucas thus betrayed the classic poached egg version as part of the small menu at "The Gingerman."
Thinking about that, sometime in 1963, my husband Ron came home to say he had run into actor Patrick O'Neal who, with his brother Michael, was planning to open a new restaurant "in that old warehouse" down the street. Named for the show in which Patrick was starring and opening just across the street from Lincoln Center, they were not looking for investors. Totally booked on opening night, service was painfully slow. I volunteered to walk around with a water pitcher kibitzing with waiting patrons. I remember Ron asking Patrick how he would choose if both Elia Kazan and Harold Clurman were pressing for the only remaining seat. In any case, it was a smash hit and led to the O'Neals becoming the most innovative and prolific restaurateurs in New York and beyond.
Ms. Lucas, whose previous restaurant was called "The Egg Basket," also offered an omelet filled with potatoes, eggplant, peppers, etc. We may try to recreate that soon.
Maybe at Red Dog. We'll talk.