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Dessert at Café Boulud

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With intentions of stopping by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City’s Upper East Side, was hoping to find a nice place to enjoy lunch before indulging in artwork for a couple hours. A few blocks down sits the Michelin-star rated Café Boulud, a place that the restaurant’s website says is inspired by four muses, “la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, flavors of world cuisines.”

Stepping in, even for lunch, it is an elegant dining room; gentle colors and subtle lightings. The daily prix fixe offers an impressive array of dishes – on this occasion, everything was delicious. But, the showstopper was dessert.

Initially, didn’t order a third course, but the service staff brought up the menu with the third prix fixe options, along with the ala carte menu. One cannot resist when seeing salted chocolate mousse, dacquoise, pomegranate, hazelnut ice cream. Have enjoyed a touch of salt on a variety of desserts, having it with a chocolate mousse was incredible, coupled with the pomegranate and the hazelnut ice cream, it was a fantastic mix of flavors and textures that made this one of the best desserts ever.

When the dessert came to the table, understandably, it drew the attention of parties at neighboring tables.

When the dessert came to the table, understandably, it drew the attention of parties at neighboring tables.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

November 19, 2015 at 10:10 PM

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