Like a tongue on a flagpole in February, fusion cuisine results from curiosity and a shortage of popsicles. Rein in restless taste buds with today's Groupon to Madeleine’s. Choose from three options:
- For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner on weekdays.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner on weekends.
A graduate of New York's Culinary Institute of America, chef and co-owner Timothy Mills deftly fuses the cuisines of Asia, Spain, and the regional United States to create an innovative and weekly evolving menu.
The dinner menu covers three courses of refined starters, such as medjool-dates¬-stuffed with goat cheese and pistachios alongside bitter greens in a jaded blood-orange vinaigrette ($9), and entrancing entrees including bacon-wrapped monkfish with lobster, avocado, and fresh coriander risotto ($24). Lunchtime options skew toward light, comforting fare, such as gazpacho ($6) and smoked-salmon caesar salad ($9). A culture-spanning assembly of sandwich delegates eschews fork-and-knife clashes for handheld peace offerings, such as cuban pork tacos with jalapeño slaw and black-bean salsa ($10) and a smoked tenderloin of beef sandwich with smoked gouda, spinach, and pickled onions ($10).
Behind Madeleine's cream-brushed brick façade, natural light illuminates a relaxed, simply appointed dining room. A pastiche of mismatched chairs and playful dinnerware echoes the artfully arrayed fusion fare and cold-fusion experiments secretly conducted inside the kitchen.