I found these spectacularly beautiful menus from The New Yorker Hotel when I was on assignment for Interior Design magazine. Joe Kinney, the hotel’s chief engineer informal archivist, has over the years amassed scores of menus, door hangers and other hotel memorabilia, most of which date from the 30s and 40s.
If you want a glimpse of how chefs buy at the Greenmarket, these two farm-to-table tours with Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter and Peter Hoffman of Savoy may be just the ticket. Afterward, you get to eat a meal at each chef’s restaurant prepared from what they’ve gathered at the market that day. Here are the details for these two events: