Corton came up on a Google search when I was planning a quick visit to New York. I had forgotten that someone had told me about it before and thought it was just okay. The setting looked nice and it was easy to get to, so I thought it was worth a try.
They start you off by taking your beverage order and asking if there are any allergies. They come back quickly with some small bites to start you off while you contemplate which tasting menu to order.
In the center, there was a nettle financier, soft and a little sweet, served with Meyer lemon jam. Then, from the left, there was a dipping sauce for the warm croquet filled with clam chowder and served with a thyme crisp; a sweet berry cracker; and an oyster cracker with a warm mornay sauce inside. I went with a dry Riesling instead of champagne as my drink for the evening.
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