For Ms. Pastry Chef's birthday (which was a while ago), we went to Gramercy Tavern to celebrate. I've been to this establishment before with one experience being not so wonderful and the other very enlightening. I welcomed this third visit with open arms. I wanted to finally seal my opinion of the place. I've been on the fence about liking it or not. And so, I went with an open mind and a ready stomach.
We started the extravagant 3-course meal ($88) with an amuse bouche of puff pastry with goat cheese. These were extremely light and buttery with a slight tang from the goat cheese. It was a really nice way to start off the meal.
For our appetizers, Mr. M&P had the open beef ravioli served with seasonal vegetables and a rich sauce. He really enjoyed this and lapped up every single bite.
Mr. Pastry Chef had the squash custard with shitake mushrooms and peppers that was very light and creamy. The squash flavor was prominent without making the custard leaden. A great start as well.
To end the night, they offered us a plate of mignardises with patefruit, hazelnut macaron, and maple chocolate. A really nice touch to end the night.
42 E 20th Street
New York, NY 10003