Of all the places that people recommended to me to go when we were here the one place that was consistently on ALL of the lists was Balthazar. Luckily it was on many other people’s lists too so when we decided to get together for a ladies lunch in NYC on a Thursday afternoon we decided on Balthazar. Yay!
We arrived and soaked up the beauty of the French bistro interior. Best we have a glass of French then no?
Old fashioned food displays.
Ladies perched by themselves at the bar having a champagne and some parfait. SO ladylike.
One hot agent who was in hot neon orange jeans – see Rob? They ARE cool. OK, maybe on hot, younger women than me, but I can try!
And a chance to catch up with some old friends who I hadn’t seen in a while, and make them laugh. She needed it.
I’ve been making her smile all week.
There were no real options for me of what to eat – it HAD to be Steak frittes with Bearnaise right?
This salad…the signature salad…may well have been the best salad I’ve ever had.
The place was buzzing! Filled to the brim with people having lunch. On a Thursday. In Soho. As you do.
Bloggers tend to Instagram the shit out of a whole lot of stuff.
And why wouldn’t you when there was the sweetest creme brulee to get stuck into?
And! THE best coffee that I have had this trip. The coffee has been bad and this coffee was very, very good. Woke me right up from the Sancerre haze I was in. America? Why your coffee so bad?
It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon with some great work colleagues in this great city.