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Welcome to Gardens to Tables Travel Articles A Sense of Season at the Pierre, New York
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Written by Ann Shepphird   
Pierre watermelon salad

Chances are when you think of†The Pierre, New York, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the thoughts run to the things one associates with an iconic New York City luxury hotel: elegant doormen, black-tie galas and an amazing concierge team. What might not come to mind -- especially in a bustling city like New York -- is an emphasis on environmental friendliness (the incredibly comfortable beds are made from recycled steel and bamboo fibers) and local, seasonal fare in the restaurants. But thatís just what is found in the hotelís†Le Caprice†with new chef Ed Carew (who changes the menu weekly based on whatís in season) and in the Pierreís†Two E Bar & Lounge.†

 

Two Eís seasonal offerings run both to food and cocktails, most recently including a watermelon salad (left, featuring local goat cheese) and a cocktail called the Gin Gin that features ginger, cucumber, mint and lime. It was originally created as a seasonal cocktail for Fashionís Night Out in 2009 but was so popular it became part of the standard menu and is still one of their best sellers.

 

Even better, they were kind enough to send along the recipes (click "read more").†Enjoy!

Watermelon Salad

Pierre gin gin

Fresh watermelon

Crumbled Upstate Farms goat cheese

Cracked pepper

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Balsamic vinegar

Gin Gin

1 oz. Hendrickís Gin

1 oz. Canton Ginger Liqueur

1/2 oz. Fresh Cucumber and Mint Puree

1/4 oz. Lime juice

Ginger ale to top

Garnish with a cucumber slice

 
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