As promised… two more recipes from the Eleven Vault:
Eleven Pickled Cherries
The concept and image of cherries are prevalent throughout the Eleven Tasting Menu in September, inspired by the Surveying George Washington exhibition. Regardless of whether our first president cut the cherry tree or not, it makes for great culinary fodder in Eleven. These quick-pickled cherries are great as an accompaniment to salads, braised beef, or even chocolate or fresh fruit desserts. I cannot tell a lie…they’re DELICIOUS! 2 lb bing cherries 3 cups red wine vinegar 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tbsp kosher salt 2 strips orange zest, removed with a vegetable peeler 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 6 cardamom pods 1 tbsp coriander seeds 3 bay leaf
1. Prick each cherry with a fork several times and put them in a mason jar or glass container. 2. Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, orange zest, black peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves, coriander seeds, and bay leaves in a nonreactive saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. 3. Pour the liquid over the cherries. When the jars have cooled, seal accordingly and refrigerate for up to 1 month.
Love Potion No. 9 Martini Inspired from Wesselmann’s Smoker No. 9, our Love Potion No. 9 dessert cocktail playfully boasts the same smooth texture and bright colors and contrasts as the painting itself, shouting an undeniable connection between art and cocktail.
1 ½ oz. of Stolichnaya Vodka Vanil ½ oz. of Crème de Cacao ½ oz. of Trader Vic’s Macadamia Nut Liqueur Splash of Cream Red colored sugar for rimming Rim cocktail glass with sugar. Pour all ingredients in a mixer with ice. Shake and pour into cocktail glass.