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The Granola Gift from EMP is Great

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The granola makes great snacking -- it's not too sweet and has the perfect balance of oats to nuts. Also, it makes a great addition to dessert -- last night I served it with shake shake vanilla custard and artisanal blackberry preserves that I brought back from Daniel Roses' shop in Paris, Spring Boutique. Though, I do miss having the pates des fruits the day after an EMP dinner.

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  1. I ate it like a bowl of cereal Sunday morning and loved it, it's actually kind of on the savory side.

    1. The EMP granola is the perfect snack food. I sat and watched TV, and was half way through the container before I realized it--it's very addictive (just like a great snack food should be). Too good for cereal (actually a little too savory for my cereal of Kashi Good Friends). Enjoyed the granola even better than the pate de fruits (did get some as part of the mignardises that were excellent). A thought for Shake Shack: sell containers of the EMP granola--it will make a fortune!

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      1. re: ellenost

        Agreed, snacking is best. I also have to recommend the granola from Blue Hill at Stone Barns. I had a great dinner there last night, and was given some granola as a gift as well. It too is excellent and great as a snack.

        1. re: Nancy S.

          FWIW, I posted a review of my dinner at EMP. Don't know if anyone saw it since I posted it late Friday night. The dinner was great! I'm returning in less than 3 weeks for my sister's birthday celebration. I hope EMP continues with the granola gift.

          1. re: ellenost

            nevermind! oops

            1. re: pizzajunkie

              check the date stamp on that post you replied to - it was in September of *2010* - since the default search only goes back one year, you need to expand the date parameters. i believe this is the review you're looking for:
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/736400

      2. is it made in-house, or is it the Early Bird Granola that Daniel Humm raved about on Serious Eats?

        http://www.nbcnewyork.com/feast/Danie...

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          It's made in house.

          1. re: Nancy S.

            the NY Times just printed the recipe in the Sunday Magazine this past weekend if you want to make it at home (when i saw it i vaguely recalled this discussion so i dug up the thread)...

            http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/mag...

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              The recipe is also in the new Eleven Madison Park cookbook. (Which is stunningly gorgeous. I received an advance copy and highly recommend that every fan of the restaurant purchase it on Nov. 11!)

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              Eleven Madison Park
              11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

              1. re: loratliff

                Already received my copy courtesy of Amazon. The photos are stunning!

                1. re: ellenost

                  So jealous...still waiting for Amazon to ship my copy.

              2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Wow, that recipe is heavy on the nuts, salt, sugar, and oil. Seriously luxe breakfast food!

                1. re: operagirl

                  you know, it's actually not any heavier on sugar or oil than many other recipes i've seen...but if you're dining at EMP you can't be to concerned with your caloric intake anyway ;)

                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    I suppose my go-to is just a lot less caloric than most, then! I do 6C. of oats to 1/2C. honey, 1/3C. oil, 1 tsp. salt. You're right though, I'm sure calories would be the last thing on my mind if I were at EMP =).

                  2. re: operagirl

                    I think it's better as a condiment than as a breakfast cereal.

                2. re: Nancy S.

                  Can I walk in off the street and buy it? What a great gift.

                  1. re: princeofpork

                    Not that I know of but maybe you can ask, it is part of the private dining package as parting gifts for an additional fee, maybe they would be willing to sell with advance notice (but I think it would be a long shot).