I'm referring to, of course, the first night at Cafe Boulud where we received five glorious desserts that we passed around the table (whoa, check out my crappy white balance then, yeech!). Not that I'm complaining about last week's somewhat impromptu dinner here. I have nothing but good things to say about this place, except maybe the dining room set up. We ended up at a two-top in the middle of the room where we felt a bit "naked." I wonder if we'll ever get to sit at a normal against-the-wall table.
The crowd very much reeks of the Upper East Side, and gaudiness abounds. The food though, is worth the trek (read: cab ride) up to 76th street. I enjoyed a lobster salad + tempura and damn good duck, finishing with the dessert special of the day - some kind of Earl Grey cremeux (? I don't remember what was in this but was slightly disappointed the Earl Grey flavor wasn't apparent). Jimmy had the spring green risotto, striped bass, and a baba au rhum for his sweet ending.
I can't believe this was just exactly one week ago. It feels like months!
Man I am so tired. I started this post at like 7 pm but a migraine got the better of me. Will hopefully be back to coherency tomorrow. I will need to find some good tunes to scan to!