My bff is in town this weekend and when she's here, I never fail to have at least once awesome meal. We just both love food and trying new restaurants. Sharing with her is a pleasure which is probably why she tops my favorite dining companions list. So after dragging her to a networking event at the Central Park Boat Basin, we decided to have dinner in the area at Bar Boulud. I haven't been there before and I'm glad I finally got to try it. It was a delicious meal despite being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Dining alfresco isn't always as cracked up as it seems. I guess it's only fair for the French mosquitoes to have a great meal too.
Yummy cheesy gougeres. I asked for more and ate 4! It should be required that every French restaurant has to give out these little balls of heaven.
Guinea hen pate. The French know their pate. I loved this. Served with some grilled country bread--great starter.
Olive oil poached cod, assorted seafood and vegetables with aioli. We ordered this because we saw it at the next table and it looked so good. Very light despite the aioli, which was amazing. I wanted to dip everything in there.
Dayboat scallops with polenta. The scallops were cooked perfectly. I wasn't a big fan of the polenta.
I can't go to a French bistro and not have frites! These were light, crispy, perfectly salted. YUmmy.
I didn't have room for dessert but will definitely go back here and try more things!
New York, NY