Oct 08 2009

Café Boulud Re-Opens With New Menus; Lunch Service Begins Saturday

Published by Andy at 12:07 pm under Food, Wine & Beer News

After closing in late August for a little interior makeover, Café Boulud has re-opened its doors revealing refreshed new contemporary interiors. Sometime next week, Café Boulud will also be revealing its new adjacent cocktail spot, Bar Pleiades, flush with two new 14-seat private dining rooms. Chef Gavin Kaysen has come out of hibernation and remains behind the stove where he will be working his magic on some new menu items, including “the flavors of Asia.” Lunch service is set to commence this Saturday with one of the better prix-fixe deals around — $28 for 2-courses and $35 for 3-courses. Dinner, Lunch and Brunch menus follow… 

DINNER

La Tradition
classics & country cooking

Ahi Tuna Carpaccio “Niçoise”
haricots verts, yellow wax beans, olives
fried quail egg, tonnato sauce
$24

Squab Ballotine en croÛte
black mission fig chutney, wild arugula
toasted pistachio
$22

Foie Gras chaud
bosc pears, tonka beans
 toasted walnuts, sherry jus
$28

Bone Marrow Crusted Striped Bass
tarbais beans cassoulet, porcini mushrooms
sauce bordelaise
$36

Rabbit en Civet
champignons a la parisienne, pearl onions
bacon, natural jus
$38

Brandt Farm Beef Duo
braised short rib, seared coulotte
cauliflower gratin, swiss chard, beef jus
$42

La Saison
fall flavors

House Cured Atlantic Salmon
rye-guinness purée, pickled red onions, dill
fingerling potatoes, lemon zest
$18

Maine Peekytoe Crab
green apple gelée, celery root rémoulade
whole grain mustard
$24

Hand made pappardelle
roasted tomato, basil pesto
mozzarella di bufala
ap$21/mc$31

Butter Poached Dover Sole
scallop & fines herbs mousse
sunchoke purée
citrus braised endive, sauce americaine
$38

Vermont Chicken Breast
Savoy cabbage, chestnut purée
caramelized apple, cranberry-chicken jus
$36

Tasting of Pennsylvania Veal
braised cheek, seared loin, roasted salsify
smoked sweet potato, brussels sprouts
mustard fruit jus
$44

Le Potager
inspired by the market

Escarole Salad
toasted hazelnuts, grilled red onions
orange supremes, sherry vinaigrette
$18

Wild Mushroom & Barley Soup
parsley, garlic-herb croutons
$19

Wild Arugula Salad
shaved Jerusalem artichokes
toasted sunflower seeds, lemon vinaigrette
$18

 
Wild Mushroom Ravioli
aged parmesan, shallot confit
mushroom broth
ap$22 / mc$34

Fall Squash Risotto
ricotta salata, brown butter, sage
ap$20 / mc$33

Le Voyage
flavors of asia

Egg Drop Soup
carrots, shiitake mushrooms, tofu
$16

Braised Short Rib Japanese Dumplings
spiced orange-soy reduction, scallions
daikon radish
$24

Seared Artic Char
szechuan long beans, radishes
 soy bean-ginger sauce
$35

Whole Peking Duck For Two
scallion pancake, bibb lettuce, cucumber
oyster sauce
$42

La Collection
tasting menu $89
available until 10:30 pm
for the entire table only

LUNCH

La Tradition
french classics & country cooking

Ahi Tuna Carpaccio Niçoise
haricots verts, yellow wax beans, olives
fried quail egg, tonnato sauce
$24

Squab Ballotine En CroÛte
black mission fig chutney, wild arugula
toasted pistachio
$22
 
Bone Marrow Crusted Striped Bass
tarbais beans cassoulet, porcini mushrooms
sauce bordelaise
$36

Dry Aged Beef Duo
braised short rib, seared striploin
cauliflower gratin, swiss chard, beef jus
$42

La Saison
fall flavors

House Cured Atlantic Salmon
rye-guinness purée, pickled red onions, dill
fingerling potatoes, lemon zest
$18

Vermont Chicken Breast
savoy cabbage, glazed chestnuts
caramelized apple, cranberry-chicken jus
$34

Tasting of Pennsylvania Veal
braised cheek, seared loin, roasted salsify
smoked sweet potato, brussels sprouts
mustard fruit jus
$44

Le Potager
inspired by the farmers’ market

Escarole Salad
toasted hazelnuts, grilled red onions
orange supremes, sherry vinaigrette
$15

Wild Mushroom & Barley Soup
parsley, garlic-herb croutons
$17

Wild Mushroom Ravioli
aged parmesan, shallot confit
mushroom broth
ap$22 / mc$34

Fall Squash Risotto
ricotta salata, brown butter, sage
ap$20 / mc$33

Le Voyage
flavors of asia

Braised Short Rib Japanese Dumplings
spiced orange-soy reduction, scallions
daikon radish

Egg Drop Soup
carrots, shiitake mushrooms
house made tofu
$16

Seared Artic Char
szechuan long beans, radishes
 soy bean-ginger sauce
$35

BRUNCH
Prix Fixe: 2 Courses $39
3 Courses Including Dessert $49

[To Share]

Viennoiseries
croissant, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, pound cake, cinnamon danish, brioche, ginger bread, home made jam’s
basket $15 / individual $3

Belgian Waffles
vanilla chantilly & chocolate sauce
or maple syrup
$14

[First Course]

Charcuterie
selection of house made cured meats

Belgian Endive Salad
poached bosc pears, queso de valdeon
toasted walnuts, sherry vinaigrette

Soup au Pistou
hearty vegetable & bean soup, basil
pine nuts, gruyere cheese

Artisanal Cheeses
selection of three artisan cheeses

Brioche Pain Perdu
roasted pear, vanilla chantilly

Fruit Parfait
seasonal fresh fruits,citrus yogurt
house made granola

Tart Flambé
smoked salmon, lemon, watercress salad

Tartare de Boeuf
fried quail egg, béarnaise,cornichons
 pink peppercorns

[ Second Course]

Vermont Farm Crispy Hen Egg
ramp purée, morel mushrooms
spring radishes

Smoked Trout Omelette
melted fennel compote
shaved gruyère, tarragon
with American Sturgeon Caviar
$35 supplement

Maine Peekytoe Crab Benedict
wilted  arrowleaf spinach, sauce choron

Entrecôte & Fried Egg
pomme anna, broccolini, tomato jam

Hand Made Pici Pasta
clams, dandelion greens, newsom ham

Seared Red Snapper  La Provençal
yukon gold potatoes, pearl onions, olives yellow squash

Saucisson et Homard
pig trotter sausage, lobster
sauce américaine

Side Dishes

rustic potatoes
or
pommes frites
or
pancetta
$9

 

[Third Course]

Apple Tarte Fine
calvados diplomat, vanilla ice cream

Coffee & Chocolate Palet
cappuccino gelée,, chocolate powder
nougat ice cream

Molten Chocolate Cake
Pistachio ice cream

Tres Leches
    mango chutney, coconut tapioca
  lime sherbet

Ice Cream du Jour

Sorbet du Jour

 

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