Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Restaurant Week at Cafe Boulud

There is one place I must visit every restaurant week and that's Cafe Boulud.  The setting is absolutely gorgeous, I feel like I'm tucked away inside an elegant French townhouse when I'm there, the service is flawless and the food is of course amazing.  We began this visit with a Fried Truffle Risotto amuse bouche.



Then moved onto our appetizers the first a Duck Terrine with whole grain mustard, pickled vegetables and toasted sourdough.


The second a Wild  Mushroom & Barley Soup with extra virgin olive oil and italian parsley.


Of course the duck was fabulous.  Boulud is a genius when it comes to working with slabs of animal fat.  It was the soup actually surprised me... much lighter than I expected with a wonderful earthy flavor, reminiscent of a soup my grandmother used to make every Christmas.   


For entrees Christine enjoyed the hearty Pot-au-Feu while I devoured a wonderful Pan Seared Trout with winter bean fricassee, black olives and lemon zest.


Then it was time for the best part of the meal- dessert! Chocolate Financier with hazelnut ganache and coffee ice cream for me...


...Red Velvet Gateux with fromage blanc mousse and toasted almond ice cream for her...


...and a warm basket of  lemon scented madeleine's dusted with powdered sugar to finish.



This is restaurant week at its finest...oh if only to eat like this every day :)

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