To close this first day of visit and to continue to celebrate my wife’s birthday, I had booked at the restaurant Daniel, which I already knew.
As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:
The concept is quite simple: it is a French gastronomic restaurant, the signature restaurant of the now famous and media-friendly chef Daniel Boulud.
I had dined there more than ten years ago with my best friend Olivier and had kept an excellent memory of it.
As is often the case in the United States, the dining room is a bit dated. But that’s not the only reason to come, is it? The whole is nevertheless in a perfect state of maintenance.
The menu is quite complex: it is possible to choose a tasting menu or a menu called Fixed Price, which is in fact an a la carte menu where you can choose among starters, main courses and desserts.
This is one of the reasons why I chose this restaurant: we are a bit jaded with tasting menus, sometimes nauseating or with combinations of tastes we don’t appreciate as much.
The meal and the dishes
Here are the dishes we ordered:
Chartreuse cocktail : excellent
Amuse bouche around leek : successful
Bordier’s bread and butter wreath: a slaughter, we’ll ask for it again and again
Snails : incredible presentation, the tastes are perfect the snails are superbly cooked
Foie gras: superb presentation and preparation in front of the customer – Result : a little disappointed because foie gras not well denervated and a little too sweet for my taste
Venison : excellent but no more appetite
Matcha Tropezienne pie: good but not really in the codes of the Tropeziennes
Excellent and well worked sweets
Madeleines to die for
The service is attentive without being too formal. And the pace is fast enough not to fall asleep
My wife and I enjoy commenting on what is going on around us. And in the United States, you have the best possible people watching in the world. That’s the American advantage: you can go from evening gown to sweatpants by turning your head.
A very good experience for this 2* Michelin.