Fresh apples perfume the air as you make your way into this ultra luxurious, yet cozy and intimate dining oasis. With an exotic hand-painted white orchid accenting the waiting area wall, you immediately get a sense of the rare and refined. As you wait to be seated while enjoying an exquisite glass of Champagne or cocktail, your eyes catch glimpses of “palates in waiting” or “expressions of sheer delight” in the dining room as your senses with the exception of taste, are now engaged – – your mouth waters and your evening of unforgettable gastronomic ecstasy is on the cusp of unfolding. This is and continues to be my experience at Bouley – – an ultimate gastronomic experience.
Visiting New York without a reservation at this Michelin starred restaurant is simply sinful. Thanks to my good friends, Mr. Adrien Falcon, Sommelier, and Mr. Syed Shamim, Bouley Captain, I’m always put at ease and never have to worry about committing such sin. I had the good fortune of returning to Bouley as we were here in November with eight of our closest friends during the Young Concert Artist’s final auditions. Nothing like great music, wine and food – – and yes, Bouley was the icing on the cake. We all had an incredible evening which lead to the reservation for this positing. During our visit to the kitchen in November, Chef Bouley told us to come back hungry. We had no idea what we were in store for – – the “Caviar” and “White Truffles” were out of this world. Needless to say, we never tire of the incomparable cuisine of Chef Bouley and neither will you once you’ve allowed your senses to be taken over by his passion. This is not to be missed.
Chef Bouley, thank you for what turned into an unbelievable and yes ultimate gastronomic experience. We never tire of you perfection and gladly welcome the opportunity to consume whatever you set fire to. We shall see you in 2016!!! Syed, it’s always a pleasure to be greeted by you and to have your expertise guide us throughout our dining experience. We are counting down the days to our return. Adrien – – your palate and the amazing pairings you continually astound us with, is always welcomed. Your ability to work magic with the mind-blowing cuisine of Chef Bouley is to be admired and our curiosity awaits the next feast!!!! We are grateful and we thank the entire staff for making our many returns so memorable.
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