U.P. (Unlimited Possibilities), Dominique Ansel's West Village after-hours tasting table that usually offers an experimental all-dessert menu, is launching tickets for their new menu tomorrow at noon. The new experience is called U.P. French Classics, and for the first time, they're offering a savory menu in addition to all the sweets.
The menu will be inspired by a classic French family dinner. You'll start by using cookie cutters to cut out Petit Beurre cookie dough, which they'll bake during your meal for you to take home that evening. Then, you'll have the Poireaux Vinaigrette (leeks in vinaigrette), Tarte Flambée (with crème fraîche, onions and lardons), and Dominique's Cassoulet—a Christmas tradition that takes three days to prepare. Not surprisingly, dessert will be excessive and excellent. Think: five traditional cakes from different regions of France, including a caramelized golden custard from Languedoc-Roussillon, an almond cake from Landes and Chantilly-topped custard-filled cream puffs from Île de France.