Ever since Joël Antunes left his namesake restaurant in Atlanta to take over the kitchen at the Oak Room in Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, it has been tempting to imagine him cooking dinner nightly for the young lady pictured at left.
In fact, the French chef is busy putting together a Super Bowl party for a group of New York high rollers and 300 of their closest friends. The hosts include film writer and director Stephen Gaghan (whom I mostly know from his self-deprecating turn on HBO’s “Entourage”) and MSNBC anchor Dan Abrams.
And the menu? Chips? Dip? Buffalo wings?
In your dreams, Eloise. Think instead smoked salmon tartine, oyster mignonette and Welsh rarebit. Though Antunes is apparently pulling out his recipe for chili.
Would love to be a fly on the wall (or, perhaps, in the tureen) for that one.