First Look: Aureole Will Unleash Parallel Tasting Menu on Monday


Designer Adam D. Tihany is unstoppable — according to Decanter, he’ll be working on the great Heston Blumenthal’s first London restaurant, which will be three times the size of his beloved Fat Duck. In the meantime, Tihany’s latest, the new Aureole, is currently being shown off to friends and family before its Monday opening (lunch service starts July 6). You can walk through the space via our slideshow, and take your first look at the menu, too. There are a lot of options here — a bar room and terrace menu, a slightly more avant-garde three-course dining-room menu (the bar and dining rooms share a dessert menu), and something that hasn’t gotten much play but that chef Christopher Lee is particularly excited about, a “parallel tasting menu.” What’s that, you ask? Well, plunk down $115 and you’ll get four courses (including dessert), each of them consisting of two dishes riffing on a shared ingredient. The idea, apparently, is to give diners the equivalent of an eight-course tasting menu without it consuming so much time. Take a look at your options, and know that everything is 15 percent off throughout the summer.

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
Canadian Lobster / Avocado / Baby Basils

Foie Gras Torchon
Wild Strawberries / Anise Hyssop / Pistachio / Brioche

Diver Sea Scallop “Sandwich”
Sugar Snap Peas / Passion Fruit / Chives
(Foie Gras Supplement $5.00)

Crispy Soft Shell Blue Crab
Belgium Endive / Granny Smith Apple / Sauce Rémoulade

Pasta Garganelli
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes / Fresh Mozzarella / Pine Nuts / Prosciutto

Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare
Daikon Radish / Nori Toast Points / Miso Sake Dressing

“House Made” Charcuterie
Onion Marmalade / Pickle Vegetables / Country Bread

Farmed Baby Green Salad
Blue Cheese / Summer Vegetables / White Balsamic Dressing

Main Course
“Aureole” Grilled Burger
Smoked Bacon, White Cheddar, Onion Rings, Pickled Ramp Dressing

Wild Striped Bass
White Asparagus / Smoked Yellow Tomato / Watermelon

Free Range Chicken
Escarole / Buttered Corn / Radish / Lemon Pepper Chicken Jus

Scottish Organic Salmon
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes / Fava Beans / Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Whole Roasted Branzini
Artichokes / Capers / Black Olive / Piquillo Peppers / Anchovies

Berkshire Pork Chop
Porcini Mushrooms / Squash / Peaches / Picked Ramp Pork Jus

West Coast Halibut
Creamed Corn / Potato Gnocchi / Sugar Snap Peas / Basil Pesto

NY Strip Loin
Green Asparagus / Potato Purée / Tarragon Mustard Beef Jus

First Course
Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare
Daikon Radish, Nori Toast Points, Aji Amarillo, Miso Sake Dressing

Artichoke Ravioli
Louisiana Crayfish, Black Olive Oil, Andouille Sausage, White Wine Caper Sauce

Diver Sea Scallop “Sandwich”
Seared Foie Gras, Sugar Snap Peas, Passion Fruit, Chives

Japanese Madai Snapper Ceviche
Summer Melons, Hearts of Peach Palm, Cucumber, Avocado, Prosciutto

Crispy Soft Shell Blue Crab
Belgium Endive, Granny Smith Apple, Smoked Paprika, “Sauce Rémoulade”

Local Heirloom Tomatoes
Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Cheese Gelato, Haricot Vert, Petite Lettuces, Pine Nut Crumble

Sauté Foie Gras
Maine Blueberries, Smoked Corn Bread, Pickled Jalapenos, Macadamia Nuts

Chilled Sweet Yellow Corn Soup
American Caviar, Vidalia Onions, Lemon Citrus, Ancho Chile Oil

Main Course

Crispy Black Sea Bass
French White Asparagus, Smoked Yellow Tomato, Endive, Watermelon Basil Vinaigrette

West Coast Halibut “Bouillabaisse”
Fruit de Mer, Baby Vegetables, Garlic Potatoes, Preserved Lemon, Saffron Shellfish Broth

Olive Oil Poach Alaskan King Salmon
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Quinoa, Watercress, Fava Beans, Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Canadian Lobster Tail vs. Berkshire Pork Belly
Summer Squash, Porcini Mushrooms, Cape Goose Berries, Jura Wine, Almond Emulsion

North Carolina Poulet Rouge
Sweet Yellow Corn, Escarole, Black Garlic, Breakfast Radish, Lemon Pepper Chicken Jus

Veal Tenderloin and Sweetbreads
Wild Asparagus, Charred Onion, Georgia Peaches, Pickled Ramps, Lovage Veal Jus

21 Day Aged Beef Rib Eye
Chanterelle Mushrooms, Green Asparagus, Potato Purée, Tarragon Mustard Beef Jus

Australian Rack of Lamb
English Peas & Carrots, Cipollini Onion, Medjool Date, Almond, Vadouvan Devonshire Cream

Cherry Brioche Panzanella
Almond Cream / Roasted Cherry Sorbet / Fennel

Chilled Strawberry Soup
Queso Fresco / Cilantro / Ancho Meringue

Sweet Corn Souffle
Blueberry Chutney / Frozen Yogurt / Brown Butter

Pan-Fried Carrot Cake
Goat Cheese Cream / Red Grape Sorbet / Maple Walnut / Balsamic

Dark Chocolate Torte
Ricotta Sorbet / Scotch Butterscotch / Malt

Caramel Panna Cotta
Warm Banana Bread / Galangal / Candied Coconut

Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie
Honeyed Apricot / Black & White Sesame

Tasting of Sorbets & Ice Creams

Tasting of Cheeses From the United Kingdom
Honey Wheat Crackers / Rhubarb Ginger / Celery

Aureole, 1 Bryant Park, nr. 42nd St. and Sixth Avenue; 212-319-1660

Earlier: Aureole Is Now Taking Reservations at One Bryant Park