Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day Two Fifty Six - A quick recap of Bouchon Bakery's lunch

For lunch this afternoon, I went to Thomas Keller's casual bakery and cafe located on the third floor of the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle -- Bouchon Bakery.  Known for their outstanding baked goods and breads, the cafe is always crowded and serves simple yet elegantly classic fare -- salads, sandwiches, quiche, dessert, and more.

My two dining companions each had Keller's ode to childhood -- a grilled cheese with tomato soup. But this one was done up just right, with a blend of gruyere and fontina and plenty of butter smeared on to two thick slices of homemade bread, there was no going wrong there! It was paired with a san marzano tomato soup -- filling and comforting!

And I had their endive, peppercress, coach farm goat's cheese, fuji apple, and roasted walnut salad with a homemade walnut vinaigrette -- a simple melding of fresh flavors where each element functioned in perfect harmony with the others. A classic concept but with its own special Keller twist.

You cannot go wrong with any item you order on the menu, I guarantee it will be delish and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the striking view of Columbus Circle.

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