I am pleased to present another birthday post to my readers. Oh yes, there are still more to come. Haha! Are you beginning to think I'm spoiled now? Hardly. I celebrate the birthdays of each and every person that celebrates with me.
My friend Mr. Portobello and I keep in touch over email but hardly see each other even though we live in the same city and work fairly close to each other. However, as tradition goes, we meet up twice a year: once for my birthday and once for his. It's funny how that works and we don't miss a beat. So this year, I decided to keep it local and picked the new neighborhood restaurant, La Silhouette. This French restaurant exuded the finesse of fine dining but with a more casual feel.
The decor of the restaurant was neat and clean but the colors seemed calming and homey. I felt very comfortable and didn't feel as if I needed to speak in hushed tone.
After we ordered, the amuse bouche came out. This was a fried potato ball with truffle cream. The potato was light, airy, and very smooth. It just melted in my mouth once I bit into the crunchy crust. The truffle cream underneath was rich and added another layer of flavor.
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New York, NY 10019