Tavern Takeover With Claudia Fleming

Nicole Teitler
Independent/Nicole Teitler

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, throughout the year the Gramercy Tavern in New York City has hosted a series of “Tavern Takeovers” which include Gramercy Tavern alums, welcoming back past members of its esteemed team — in the kitchen and behind the bar. The aim is to bring together Gramercy Tavern’s past and present.

On Wednesday, November 20, the featured chef was North Fork Table & Inn’s Claudia Fleming. The chef was on hand to meet and greet with fans, and sign copies of her re-released “The Last Course” cookbook. Fleming, who was the pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern in the ’90s, received the James Beard award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the year 2000.

During her “takeover,” she created one of her signature dishes, a coconut tapioca with passionfruit sorbet, crispy coconut, and basil.

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