Published on December 1st, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Benoit, New York, USA
Located in the space formerly occupied by La Côte Basque, Benoit echoes Alain Ducasse’s original Benoit in Paris. Benoit offers classic French bistro cuisine. The early-20th-century décor of Benoit in Paris was recreated within the four walls of Benoit in New York. Everything from the tiling to the wood paneling, the red velvet banquettes to the copperware, the engraved panes of glass to the marble pedestals, the lamps and huge mirrors to the old posters adorning the walls echoes the feeling of the original Benoit. A lovely outdoor seating will be available during the warmer months.
Alain Ducasse and executive chef Pierre Schaedelin have composed the menu that respects tradition and technique, with dishes drawn from Benoit’s repertoire of 50 to 100 year old recipes. The cuisine is full of generous flavors, colors, and textures, highlighting the freshest of seasonal ingredients. Benoit offers lunch and dinner, featuring a large variety of à la carte dishes from appetizers to desserts as well as a daily listing of “Semainier” specials and several dishes inspired by Pierre Schaedelin’s Alsatian roots. Try the signature dishes Sirloin Steak aux Poivres or Steak Tartar…