The Gates Begins Offering Macaroni and Cheese on a Stick

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Photo: Courtesy of the Gates

Jesi Solomon, formerly of the Stanton Social and the pre–Matt Levine Thor, is rolling out his food program at the Gates this Thursday, and we have a first look at the menu. This being a self-declared “super luxury restaurant/bar,” you know there are going to be savory “lollipops” (just like the “Crispy Coconut Prawn Lollipops” at Avenue or the bacon on a stick at 675 Bar) to go with your $18 cocktails. And you know there’s gong to be some sort of bite-sized macaroni and cheese à la Death & Co. — so it’s no surprise that there are Mac and Cheese Lollipops (shown here). And you know there’s going to be a fancy burger — just like Avenue has its Kobe beef sliders, the Gates has its veal burger with foie-gras mustard. But less expected is the “BBQ Pork Belly Pizza.” Hmmm. The rest of the offerings are below.

Savory
Mac and Cheese Lollipops,
Champagne Gruyère Fondue
9

The Gates High Tea Sandwich:
Martini Pickled Cucumber,
Whipped Mascarpone, Caviar
12

Bacon and Oyster Hushpuppies,
Tabasco Tartar Sauce
11

Truffled Wild Mushroom Flatbread,
Drunken Goat Cheese
13

Flat Iron Steak Skewers,
Roquefort Aioli, Onion Rings
12

Veal Burger, Melted Leeks,
Foie Gras Mustard
9

Endive and apple salad,
Maple Walnut Vinaigrette
8

Popcorn Rock Shrimp,
Spicy Mayo
10

BBQ Pork Belly Pizza
12

"Lobster Thermidor" Grilled Cheese:
Smoked Cheddar, Green Apple,
Tarragon Mayo
16

Sweet
7
Housemade Truffles
White Chocolate Peanut Butter
Brandied Cherry
Butterscotch

Cocktails
18

Hot Mango,
Vodka, Orange Liquor, Kumquats

Forbidden Fruit,
Belvedere Citrus, Ginger Liquor, Grapefruit
The Ambassador,
Orange Vodka, Amaretto, Rosemary,

Ginger Basil Mojito,
Matusalem Blanco, Mint, Basil

Fruto De Leicha,
Rum Zacapa, Lichi Liquor

Pickles Julep,
Bourbon, Cranberry, Raspberry Puree

Smash The Gate
Bourbon, Mint, Lemon, Ginger

Marble Room,
Patron Reposado, Elderflower Liquor, Grapes, Champagne

Thai Sunrise,
Mandarin Vodka, Orange Liquor, Grapefruit, Red Bull