The Modern Delights a Birthday Boy—and Mom and Dad

The Modern's at a crossroads as Chef Gabriel Kreuther moves on, but it hasn't lost its touch with diners. A fledgling gourmet's unforgettable 13th-birthday dinner included an introduction to rabbit and caviar, canapés and other extras, and a kitchen tour. "Our intention was to wow my son," says Mom, "but my husband and I were wowed as well."

Photo of sorbet mini-cones from The Modern