Dine Like Reviewers at Millesime

Millesime's Executive Chef Alan Ashkinaze has agreed to a very special event. Millesime will be hosting a family style dinner for our group that is usually only available to press (New York Times, Esquire, Gotham Magazine, NY Post).


A little background on Millesime:

Millesime is owned by Chef Laurent Manrique. If his name sounds familiar, it's because he has numerous Michelin stars under his chef's apron. His San Francisco restaurant, Aqua, was awarded two Michelin stars consecutively in 2006, 2007 & 2008. He has also garnered stars at other restaurants.

Chef Ashkinaze leads the team at Millesime. He is incredibly talented, young, and really fun. He graduated from CIA in 1992, and graced some amazing kitchens including: The Plaza, Waldorf Astoria, Trevisio, and Aqua, among others.

Millesime was named Best New Restaurant of 2011 by Esquire Magazine.  But who cares about the Times? I tried Millesime when they first opened and loved it. I've gone back three times in the past month. The verdict? The food is superb!


What's on the menu?

Laurent Manrique's famous tartare

Millesime's Caesar Grillee

Their fabulous roast chicken

Quenelles! (these are just as good as the ones I had in Lyon).


What's in Your Glass?

Stuhlmuller Vineyards 2010 Alexander Valley Estate Chardonnay: A gorgeous small production Chardonnay with citrus and custard aromas. On the mouth there is pineapple, pear and orange blossom.

Maison Champy Bourgogne Rouge 2010:  A boutique winery in Burgundy that specializes in Pinot Noir. The 2010 vintage has gorgeous violet notes in the glass. It is very expressive of ripe berries with a touch of oak. It is soft and silky on the palate and will be perfect with Chef Ashkinaze's roasted chicken.

What do you need to know?

Millesime is located at the Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue between 28th & 29th.

There are various entrances:

- Enter at the Carlton, the restaurant's entrance will be on the right. Walk in, make a right and go up the stairs

- Enter at the Carlton, take the elevator on your right.

- Enter on the corner of 29th and Madison. You will go down a set of stairs then, a set of revolving doors. This will put you into the lounge. Go towards the left, up the stairs and this will lead you to Millesime.

If you have any allergies, please let me know before hand. I'll see what the restaurant can do to acommodate, something tells me a shellfish allergy may be challenging.



How will you find me?

Reservations will be under my name. I'll be sitting at the raw bar sneaking in some oysters and cremant before dinner.

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    The group was fun, very well organized, even our own place cards! The food and atmosphere was amazing. Looking forward to next time. Yay for dessert!

    April 25, 2012

  • Steve W.

    An absolutely outstanding meetup. Excellent company, unbelievably cuisine. If you want to eat well, with good people, this is the meetup for you.

    April 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a fabulous meal, and I really enjoyed meeting lots of new people!

    April 24, 2012

  • Paul E.

    Fantastic event! Everything was top notch and we all had a lot of fun.

    April 24, 2012

  • Ann

    Really nice people. Delicious food, attractively presented. Recipes were delightfully creative.

    April 24, 2012

  • Blanca V.

    I'm biased...but I loved everything about the dinner. Especially the caesar grillee :)

    April 23, 2012

  • deborah

    An absolutely amazing dinner from start to finish! Many thanks to Antonio and Blanca for planning this wonderful meal. Looking forward to the next meetup!

    April 23, 2012

  • Blanca V.


    Thanks for the heads up. They should be approved. Let me know their names so I can open up the RSVP for them.

    April 23, 2012


    I had 2 friends request to join this group and were not yet approved and wanted to sign up for this dinner!!

    April 23, 2012

  • Ann

    Thanks to whoever brought up the idea of free wine. The donation just makes an already great meal with fabulous company even better. If you are on the fence about attending. Do your taste buds and your social life a favor and come join us. As long as you like seafood, you won't be sorry.

    April 19, 2012

  • Antonio E.

    We got a sponsor for the Wine. So multi-courses, tip/tax included, Michelin Starred Chef. This is the deal of the century.

    April 19, 2012

  • Blanca V.

    Hi Erika,

    I'm currently working on that...but I make no promises yet. I'll message you as soon as I know for sure!


    April 16, 2012


    Any word on drink pairings or just a simple house selection that can be included? Price is slightly steep without.. if there is a drink included I can prob get 2 people to sign up.

    April 16, 2012

  • Blanca V.

    I'm actually working on the wine part...no promises (but I have been known to work magic before :)

    April 5, 2012

  • Jennifer J.

    Ohhhhh, this sounds like a good one!! Especially if it includes tax and tip!! So, we would just be responsible for our alcohol (if we so desire) above and beyond that? Let me double check my calendar. Thx, jen :-)

    April 5, 2012

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