Oct 9, 2007

Menu Tasting Testing : Bouley Restaurant (V)

Last Friday, we went to Bouley Restaurant to test one of its tasting menus. This restaurant is located to TRIBECA (TRIangle BElow CAnal, NY district newly renovated below Canal Street in South West Manhattan). We choose the 4-course menu at the price of $48. Another tasting menu exists at $38. Being with my wife, we took the chance to taste nearly every single dish (except the Pennsylvania All Natural Chicken Baked in Buttermilk).
In a few words, we were very pleased by our tasting menu, very high quality for that price. We agreed on the fact that every sauce carried the indispensible kick and complexity for such a restaurant of that status, many sauces being surrounded by green herbal flavors, either basil, parsley, chives...
After stepping in through a strong majestic wood door, we walk through a small corridor where thousands of red apples are displayed on shelves against left and right walls with an amazing cider flavor...

Concerning the dining space, we were disappointed by the decoration of the red room with low ceillings and a strong aggressive red carmin painting.

Here is the tasting menu in details.

Chef’s Canapé
Fennel Gelée, Tomato Sorbet, Buffalo Mozzarella, and Parsley Foam

Sashimi Quality Tuna with Shaved Fennel
Dressed in Herb Oils and a Spicy Marinade

Phyllo Crusted Florida Shrimp, Cape Cod Baby Squid, Scuba Dived Sea Scallop
Sweet Maryland Crabmeat in an Ocean Herbal Broth

Wild King Salmon with Arrow Leaf Spinach
Parsley Root Purée, Clémentines, Mandarines and Blood Orange Sauce
Roasted Atlantic Halibut with Salted Baked Organic Beets
Parsley Root Purée and Horseradish-Chervil Dressing

Pennsylvania All Natural Chicken Baked in Buttermilk with Seasonal Rapini,
Roasted Maitake

Organic Long Island Duckling, Lavender Honey Glaze, Snow Peas and Early Sweet Peas, Indian Nation Canoe Harvested Blond Wild Rice Ginger Dressing

Roasted Loin of Organic Pork with Chinese Chives Galette of Wild Mushroom Fettuccini and Parsnip Purée

Pommes Mousseline

Grapefruit Gelée, Elderflower Foam, Greek Yogurt Sorbet

Granny Smith Apple and Saigon Cinnamon Meringue
Pecan Nut Dacquoise, Apple Cider Sorbet and White Cinnamon Ice Cream

Hot Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé
Vermont Maple Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sorbet

Mignardise : Strawberres and Rhubarb topped with White Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry Granite, Almond foam


Petits Gateaux

Thank you for the photos of dishes provided by foodlite.

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