I had the inestimable privilege of dining at EMP with two friends, one of whom is a vegan. Below are photos of almost everything brought her way over three-plus hours along with a sample of her thoughts on the food and the service.
On the dining experience: "it was unreal," "I've never experienced anything like it," "pure delight"
Food: "I cannot be more impressed"
Highlights: smoked couscous, roasted eggplant, lemon caviar, vegan egg cream, chocolate dessert, smoked corn, and lemon thyme-infused tomato tea
Glass of Rosé
Tomato tea with lemon thyme
EMP's interpretation of New York street vendors who sell nuts: marcona almonds
Chickpea panisse and a tuile with ?
Watermelon snow and a zucchini bavarois
An homage to Jewish appetizing with an everything bagel crumble and house-made pickles
Roasted beets, unripened strawberries, raspberries and a strawberry vinagrette
Dacquiri, I think
Smoked couscous, onions and dried tomatoes
Textures of broccoli
Smoked corn, blueberries and chanterelles
Don't remember the drink's name, but it was spicy
Roasted eggplant with, inter alia, wheatberries and eggplant tuiles
A lightly dressed salad in lieu of a cheese course
Soy milk-based malt egg cream
Vegan raspberry cheesecake with chamomile
Textures of chocolate with, inter alia, sponge cake and chocolate sorbet
Pate de fui