Tips for Cooks and Waiters
SO exclusive is this restaurant on an industrial stretch of Queens Boulevard in Long Island City that it isn’t open to the public and it doesn’t even have a name. But: linens? Check. Floral centerpieces? Check. Sleek gold-ish décor? Check. Daily printed menu? Why certainly: a recent luncheon offered white bean soup with Parmesan crisps and grilled salmon with ratatouille sauced in Provençale herb emulsion. This restaurant’s existence goes to the heart of an issue that could dominate New York’s first major restaurant labor donnybrook in years: the capability of the staff at Tavern on the Green, members of New York Hotel Trades Council.