My Favorite NYC Moments #5: Lunch at Balthazar

I like Balthazar so much that I make an effort to dine here every time I’m in the city.  It’s the next best thing to Paris.

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Is there anything more beautiful than burnt cheese on top of French Onion Gratinee? I didn’t think so either.

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Maya ordered Brandade de Moure, salt cod and potato puree, enjoyed by smearing on crusty baguette slices. It’s light and not fishy at all.

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Moules and Frites (Mussels and Fries) for Maya.

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Balthazar Salad for me. I didn’t care too much for this. The truffle oil the salad was tossed in was way too strong for me!

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This was our first meal in NYC. What a great way to begin the adventure!

Here’s the full list of my top 10 moments:

  1. Dinner at Villard Michel Richard
  2. Lunch at Babbo
  3. Picnic at Central Park
  4. Serendipity 3
  5. Lunch at Balthazar
  6. Grand Central Oyster Bar
  7. Gahm Mi Oak
  8. Dominique Ansel Bakery
  9. La Vie at JFK
  10. Bryant Park at night
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