Celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian continues to innovate. His inspired recent partnering of his beloved restaurant, The Lambs Club, with some of Broadway’s most beloved musicals to create a Sunday brunch like you have never seen has been a smashing success. Stars from each show perform jazz standards and show tunes while you enjoy significantly elevated brunch fare. This past Sunday paired Zakarian’s stellar cuisine with performers from Something Rotten, a fantastic, critically-acclaimed mashup of 16th Century Shakespeare and 21st Century Broadway. Additional dates include performers from Broadway playing hits from such timeless musicals as Paramour, Finding Neverland, and Chicago, just to name a few.
But let’s not overlook the food. Located off of the lobby of the five-star Chatwal Hotel in New York, The Lambs Club delivers in true Zakarian fashion. With red leather banquettes and chrome accents, this clubhouse-like space has a classic art deco feel and a relaxed, but luxurious level of comfort. With twists on classics cocktails like the Lobster Bloody Mary” or a “Smokin’ Margarita” (with reposado tequila, mezcal, agave nectar, lime juice, egg white, and a black lava salt rim) you are in good hands. If you want to step it up a notch or two, delve into the “Dubai or not Dubai” or the aptly-named “That is the Answer” (Casa Dragones tequila, Grand Marnier Centenaire, Hungarian Tokaji, Aperol, Suze Saveur d’Autrefois, and gold leaf).
The Duck Confit Latke provided a terrific twist and the addition of lingonberry jam, a poached egg, frisée and fresh tarragon took it right over the top. Other notable items include the Cold-Poached Tuna Salad (crispy artichoke, soft-cooked egg, mustard-olive vinaigrette), the Eggs en Cocotte (San Marzano tomato, Spanish capers, pecorino, fennel) and the Stuffed French Toast (strawberry-rhubarb chutney, banana pastry cream). The finishing touch of the Vanilla Baba (sweet dough crumble, bavaroise, strawberry sorbet) and a perfect cup of espresso sent me on my way with a smile on my face and music in my heart. For a one-of-a-kind brunch experience, it would behoove you to pay a visit to The Lambs Club next time you are in the city.