I sent Phor a list of restaurants to choose from during her visit here and she chose very well. After Brooklyn, we made our way to the Upper West Side to eat at a Daniel Boulud restaurant Boulud Sud. I am slowly eating at all of his places in this city.
The restaurant was light and airy and perfect for my idea of what a Mediterranean restaurant should look like.
Maybe I didn't get enough pics of the interior but it was just a nice calm environment and not to hectic for a Saturday night. And you can tell how light it was because the pictures are all lit by natural light and you can see the food.
Phor and I typically order a couple of dishes and share everything. Everyone should have a friend like this.
The flat bread was a special with arugula, mushrooms and artichokes. And beside that is Spiced Duck Leg Katafi with date chutney. If there is duck and dates together on a menu, it's mine.
Our main dish was the Spiced Lamb Loin with hand-rolled couscous, Algerian eggplant yogurt and lavash. It was a dream. The lamb was perfectly tender.
Our dessert is no longer on the menu but it was date cake with buttermilk gelato and strawberries. I loved it but Phor found fault with the date cake being too hard. It resembled more a cookie than a cake but it was tasty nonetheless.