From Library Journal
This book conjures up nostalgic images of glamorous days gone by, but Lomonaco's up-to-date recipes return it firmly to the present. More than a cookbook, it's really a scrapbook/history of the high-society restaurant that began as a speakeasy: there are photographs of famous patrons, from presidents to movie stars, writers, and tycoons; cartoons and drawings by New Yorker contributors and other well-known artists; and newspaper clippings, movie stills, and more memorabilia. The recipes include the traditional dishes for which "21" is known, but anyone who thinks the restaurant still serves nothing but its signature hamburgers and chicken hash will be pleasantly surprised by Lomonaco's contemporary creations. The well-written text is very readable and includes lots of detailed information on food, techniques, and wine. Highly recommended.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
"Michael Lomonaco has combined his classic training with an infectious enthusiasm and a relentless passion for his metier. True knowledge and unmitigated imagination equal greatness in the kitchen."
"Can it truly be that a New York institution-to-the-powerful actually serves exciting food and warm hospitality? Thanks to Michael Lomonaco, the '21' Club does just that. The beef, fowl, and game recipes alone are a must for any red wine lover."
--Danny Meyer, co-author of The Union Square Caf Cookbook