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Best of New York 2011 • Eating

Best Caesar Salad

  • Millesime

    92 Madison Ave., at 29th St. 212-889-7100

    There’s some debate over who invented this outré take on the Tijuana-born classic: It was either Eric Ripert or his ami Laurent Manrique, depending on which Michelin-starred Frenchman you ask. We’ll credit it to Manrique, though, since we first encountered it at his new seafood brasserie, where hearts of romaine are grilled until soft, stuffed with Parmesan, browned under the broiler, and draped with silky slices of smoked sable. Not a Caesar as we might know it, but a deluxe interpretation. Great minds must think alike.

    See Also: A Look at Millesime's Menu

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