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THE ELEGANCE OF THE MAÎTRE D’ AT BLUE HILL

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The restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns is to the north of New York…

First, you come to a village close by with a less-than-comfortable train from Manhattan. After that, you take a cab to get to the restaurant. Altogether, it takes approximately an hour-and-a-half.

Or you could drive to get there, although this might result in lost time depending on the traffic.

Is it worth it?

Absolutely!

The restaurant is on a big farm that once belonged to the Rockefellers … The complex is now called the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

The restaurant Blue Hill (don’t confuse it with the Blue Hill in Manhattan) inside the complex was opened in 2004. If I am not mistaken, we first went there in 2008. I remember me saying, “This place will earn a great reputation in the future,” just like my prediction for Eleven Mad.

I wasn’t wrong on either front!

Blue Hill at Stone Barns is now among the best restaurants in the world.

A huge main hall… Tables at a suitable distance from each other… Cozy chairs…

Specially designed plates… The little statuettes for the chips… Everything so delicate and special!

Just like the service!

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