Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Benoit Bistro || Anniversary Dinner in Midtown

Last week we had the pleasure of celebrating our 12th anniversary by dining at Benoit New York, an upscale french bistro by 3-Michelin star holder Alain Ducasse.  I had previously been in awe of this famed chef and his many accomplishments in the industry, and I discovered that Benoit has a history steeped in the heart of Paris itself - the original opened in 1912.

To me, entering Benoit New York felt a bit like stepping into the the magic of Paris, and into a very special piece of tradition to have here in NYC!  We began the evening in the Benoit Wine Bar, which is a charming & elegant lounge-like area for drinks as well as savories & sweets.  It is my kind of glamorous atmosphere for a casual respite from dashing around the city, or for meeting friends to catch up over a glass of bubbly.  Champagne is just what we had, and we had the pleasure of enjoying a glass of Alain Ducasse's very own Brut!  It was crisp and refreshing, an absolutely perfect way to begin the evening.

Dinner was equally exquisite, and in a setting of pure beauty!  The ambience and staff were absolutely the top of the top, and the food was impeccable.  Our server was from Lyon, and it was apparent that he enjoys every minute of meeting diners, sharing information & answering questions, and beautifully presenting Benoit's cuisine.  Chef Laetitia Rouabah was brought to Benoit in 2016, and she continues to make headlines with her talent.  Each dish was stunning, prepared with a brilliant marriage of intricate flavors, and paired with just the perfect wine to accompany.  Some of my favorite dishes were the escargot, rillettes, duck & roasted cod.   At the end of the evening, the chef and staff surprised us with a "Happy Anniversary" dessert of decadent profiteroles!

We will always cherish our 12th anniversary, thanks to an unforgettable evening at Benoit New York. If you are local or planning a trip to visit NYC soon, this is the place to dine!  You will have the unique experience of enjoying a top-level taste of Paris, while also having one of those memorable Manhattan nights.  All information is below:

Benoit New York by Alain Ducasse 
60 West 55th Street
Instagram: @BenoitNY


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