A fantastic birthday night for Kelly at Pardon My French in the East Village this past Saturday night. PMF is a contemporary version of the bistro-style restaurant with a hip East Village spice. The food was exquisite, the service prompt and charming and the atmosphere was enchanting. We ate in the garden, because it still feels summerish in late October in NYC this autumn.
For starters we had a creamy warm brie with fresh brown bread and the heralded “L’Os a Moëlle roti au Thym, Baguette Française & Accoutrements” (Thyme Roasted Bone Marrow, French Baguette & Condiments), a halved beef shank bone loaded on both sides with marrow and herbs. The marrow dish comes with a shot of bourbon that is luged down into ones mouth like so-
Bone marrow bourbon luge-
Kelly had the rich, delicious Canard a L’Abricot et aux Raisins (Mulard Duck Breast, Heirloom Carrots, Celery Roots Puree, Raisin & Apricot Gastric), Eddie and Gina both had a perfectly cooked hanger steak and I had the striped bass en croute with steamed veggies in coconut milk and could not get enough of it.
They made a special fuss for Kelly’s birthday-
PMF’s boho-chic ambience is classy without being fussy and the staff work to make their guests feel at home. Highly recommended.
Pardon My French,103 Ave B, East Village, NYC
(212) 358 9683