Opened in 1994 by the quintessential restaurateur Danny Meyer, the Gramercy Tavern is the place for special occasions. Meyer could write the book on how to be a hospitable host (in fact, he has; it’s called “Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business”) and the service is without equal. The kitchen now belongs to Michael Anthony, who took over from the Tavern’s original chef, Tom Colicchio, in 2006. Anthony has a deft touch with seasonal ingredients. “He’s like somebody who goes to the farmers’ market hungry,” Pete Wells wrote in his 2016 Times review, “ends up buying everything he sees, then figures out a way to make it all come together.” Now, if I could just figure out a way to get there more than occasionally, the world would be a perfect place. (42 E. 20th St., 212-477-0777.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.