May 5, 2011

Épicerie Boulud - Another Feather in Chef Daniel Boulud's Toque!

I went to a really fun cocktail event last Monday at my friend, chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s soon-to-open new market and dine-in café, Épicerie Boulud,  located at 20 West 64th Street in Manhattan.  Also soon-to-open, is the adjacent Boulud Sud, a restaurant that will serve a Mediterranean menu.  The cocktail dînatoire, or cocktail buffet, was a benefit to help support Citymeals-on-Wheels, a wonderful organization that prepares and delivers meals to homebound elderly in New York City.  I love eating in any Daniel Boulud establishment and I was very impressed with Épicerie Boulud.  It reminded me of what Fauchon, in Paris was like thirty or forty years ago.  There will be a boulongerie, a patisserie, a charcuterie, a fromagerie, a glacerie, and a Viennoiserie.  There will also be a breakfast and lunch bar and an oyster and wine bar, and all kinds of soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well.  Everything but the fabulous cheeses will be made in-house by Daniel’s highly accomplished fine chefs.