Cafe Boulud

16 Feb

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I failed to remember to write about my Cafe Boulud experience!

So if you are a big foodie, you’d probably know that Chef Daniel Boulud is like, one of the best chefs in the world. For my Christmas present, I asked my boyfriend to take me to one of his restaurants, Cafe Boulud, for dinner.

Chef Boulud is known for his other restaurant, Daniel, but that one is about one million dollars per person for dinner, so I opted for one of his less expensive restaurants.

Now, I do apologize because I used my iPhone to take pictures. I was really just too embarrassed to be tourist-like in such a fancy restaurant. haha.

 These were the complementary truffle risotto balls. Oh my god, it was so delicious!
 This is butter, sitting on top of a beautiful slate.
 And a lovely looking man carrying a large basket of assorted bread walks around and serves freshly baked bread. This one was olive, my favorite.
and garlicy foccacia, so buttery and delicious!
And then we went on to order appetizer…
yes, this is appetizer. We ordered the Buccatini Pasta (sea urchin crema, razor clams, stone crab
lemon, bread crumbs), and they classily split the portion into two, and this was probably, two bites.
This, was too delicious. The flavor was so buttery without feeling heavy, and the noodles were cooked just perfect.
And on to main course…
I ordered Pan Seared Arctic Char (wild mushrooms, celery root, puy lentils
fine herbs)… it was definitely cooked to perfection. The side veggies were absolutely scrumptious.
  Then the boyfriend ordered Slow Braised Beef Short Rib (pommes rosti, glazed baby beets
horseradish, sauce bordelaise). This was heavenly as well. I am not a big fan for beef, but it was cooked perfect, and I loved the baby beets on the side.
And of course, we cleaned the plates…
So we had to order dessert, just because I said so. I figured we are at a beautiful restaurant with a beautiful ambiance, we have to enjoy it and order dessert.
So this was Vanilla Bavarois (speculoos, poached pears chocolate ice cream). Beautifully plated, right? The dessert was actually just meh, I didn’t particularly enjoyed it. I am not that big of a fan for creamy desserts to begin with, I actually really wanted the Molten Chocolate Cake but decided to try something different. Anyway, don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad in any sense. If you like the creamy texture, this is definitely perfect for you.
Ah, and lastly, the complementary madeleines…
Let me just tell you, I never find myself liking madeleines, ever! But this was seriously the most delicate puppies ever! They are so small, warm, light, fluffy, and seriously, they taste beyond heavenly. I literally ate the whole basket, and wanted more.
So there it is, my experience at Cafe Boulud. Beautiful place, wonderful service, and scrumptious food. I was really happy to try it out, and am so glad that it didn’t disappoint.
Boys, if there is a lady to impress in your life (mom, girlfriend, whatever), take her here.
The end.

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