July 22, 2008
Today we enjoyed our lunch at Bar Boulud on the UWS. It is a fairly new restaurant and we enjoyed it, but I think yesterday's meal at Gotham Bar & Grill was better, overall.
Brian got the Pate, Roasted Chicken, and the dessert was similar to a creamy meringue (can't remember what it was called).
I got the Chilled Carrot Soup, Mussels, and Pecan Mousse.
It was our first time trying pate and it was good--we enjoyed it. The carrot soup was fresh and refreshing. I really, really liked the pecan mousse. It was good, delicious food, but nothing was a "WOW".
I'll try to write down the actual names of the menu items...they sound so much more delicious.
Restaurant Week Summer 2008 has begun! Each time it comes around (twice a year) Brian and I try and hit one restaurant and indulge in some savory treats. This time we've gone a bit crazy and have reservations at a different restaurant every single day for two weeks. Many of the top restaurants only offer a Restaurant Week lunch menu, so Brian and I are enjoying some fabulous lunch dates. My criteria when making reservations were that I had heard of the restaurant and it had to be pricey (in order to really make the Restaurant Week price a deal, and a place we normally wouldn't go to because of the price).
Yesterday was the first day and we started it off with a bang at Gotham Bar & Grill. Brian and I always order different things (while consulting each other) so we can taste as many offerings as possible.
Brian got the Chilled Tomato Gazpacho, Miso Marinated Cod, and Flourless Chocolate Cake.
I got the Melon Salad, N.Y. Style Steak, and Panna Cotta.
Our favorites were definitely the cod and chocolate cake. The cod practically melted in my mouth and the cake was so rich it gave me a bit of high, similar to drinking hot chocolate from MarieBelle's. We also really liked the gazpacho, melon salad and the panna cotta (which was very light, creamy and delicious). The steak was good, but nothing special.
And THANK YOU Marci for watching Isabella while we enjoyed our meal!!! (And suggesting I blog about this!)