Blenheim

 Blenheim Brings a Taste of The Catskills to the West Village

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Trout and its roe, buttermilk and borage $20 ♥♥♥ 

Blenheim opened on May 19th in the West Village. I came with food blogger Eat Like A Lady for dinner patrolling first week of their opening yet I forgot to post this review on my blog until now. Whoops! Blenheim has a famous upstate NY farm where the owners split their time along with running the restaurant. Since Blenheim is practicing the farm-to-table experience, their menu changes very often due to the seasons. They informed us that they are going to have a tasting menu in few weeks which is very exciting. (4-course tasting with amuse bouche $65, wine pairing $45 ) One highlight of the evening was the Trout and its roe, buttermilk and borage from the appetizer menu. Another was the custard with chamomile, almonds and honey and I’m so not a dessert girl! It was very, very interesting and delish! Also I saw the steak with asparagus and I would love to order that if they still have it next time. It looked better than our Lamb and Guinea Hen! The downside of dinner was that the plating was a little messy on some of the dishes. This is totally understandable since new restaurants are adjusting many things in the beginning. At the end of dinner, we all received their homemade maple syrup to take home. It was very thoughtful of them 🙂

NEWS:

Executive chef Justin Hilbert ( formerly of Gwynnett Street ) left Blenheim in June.

Current Executive chef Chef Ryan Tate ( formerly of Le Restaurant )

Blenheim    283 W. 12th St. , New York, NY 10014

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Pork with turnips, fermented rice and mustard $15 ♥♥♥
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Artichokes and crab imperial $22 ♥♥♥1/2
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Lettuces with bitter herbs, honey and anchovy $13 ♥♥1/2
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Lamb with barley, spinach and menthol $35 ♥♥♥1/2
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DSC07271Guinea hen with steamed lettuce, foie gras and hazelnuts $32 ♥♥♥
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Custard with camomile, almonds and honey $12 ♥♥♥
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Sweet chervil and bitter chocolate $12 ♥♥♥1/2
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Amuse Bouche
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homemade maple syrup

 Patrolling with Eat Like A Lady at Blenheim 🙂

This is what we ordered and shared:
Appetize:
Fiddlehead ferns cooked in goats butter and roasted lemon $14 ♥♥1/2
Pork with turnips, fermented rice and mustard $15 ♥♥♥
Lettuces with bitter herbs, honey and anchovy $13 ♥♥1/2
Trout and its roe, buttermilk and borage $20 ♥♥♥ 
Artichokes and crab imperial $22 ♥♥♥1/2
Entree:
Guinea hen with steamed lettuce, foie gras and hazelnuts $32 ♥♥♥
Lamb with barley, spinach and menthol $35 ♥♥♥1/2
Dessert:
Sweet chervil and bitter chocolate $12 ♥♥♥1/2
Custard with camomile, almonds and honey $12 ♥♥♥

Blenheim

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Wallflower

Wallflower 235 W 12th St (between 4th St & Greenwich Ave) NYC
Wallflower

The real deal bartender “Xavier Herit”, who spent seven years as the head bartender at Daniel, opened his own bar restaurant in the West Village this month. Menu is freanch/small plate. Please enjoy my food & cocktail photos ~~~ xoxo Cutie Patroller

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Xavier Herit\(^_^)/

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Black Sea Bass Crudo with Matsu Apple & Seaweed $15 ♥♥♥1/2

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Foie Gras Sandwich with Quince Mostarda $15 ♥♥♥

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Game Bird Terrine with Pickled Crosnes $16 ♥♥♥1/2

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Good Point $14 ♥♥♥, Betty Draper $14 ♥♥♥1/2

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Beef Short Ribs with Potatoes, Mushrooms, Onions & Bacon $25 ♥♥♥1/2

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East Coast Halibut with Figs in Red Wine $27 ♥♥♥1/2

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Bar counter room

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Hehehe cheers\(^_^)/

Buvette

www.ilovebuvette.com   42 Grove St (Btwn Bedford & Bleecker St)

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Whenever it is meant to be… at Buvette

Buvette has been one of those cute, cute West Village French Tapas spots for a couple of years. One bad thing is that they don’t take reservations. Sometimes I happen to be near there and pop in, but oh my ~ always such a long wait so it is kinda hard for me to plan to come here. I guess I’ll dine here whenever it is meant to be… Amen!!!

I came here for a date night last time. I ordered a bunch of tapas to try. The most memorable dish was the rabbit stew pictured above. It was so yummy and comforting. I remember finding the octopus to be very salty, but HEY! I’m sure it’s already fixed. Otherwise this place wouldn’t be so popular still. No matter how cute places are or their great location, in the end it’s all about good food. Sometimes New Yorkers are so jaded and picky, just like me! (^o^) My name is Cutie Patroller and I am a jaded New York foodie! Bahahahaha!!!

Good luck getting a seat without waiting. If you don’t have enough time to wait or you are with someone for a first date, the bar seat is wonderful for two people as well. But you’ll probably find a wait list for that, too♪♪☆~(>__<)~☆♪♪

New update: I came back to Buvette summer 2015 so I added a few more photos. xo

Chilled leg of lamb with flageoulet ♥♥♥♥

Quail with prosciutto ♥♥♥♥

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Hudson Clearwater

Photo-1www.hudsonclearwater.com     447 Hudson St, (At Morton St) NYC

Hudson clearwater is one of every NY girl’s favorite restaurant!? No ladys ?? As food blogger I have many other places I find much more interesting or great food but I love comimg here because simply cute cute place. I never ordered same thing here and I don’t have any favorite dishs. But if you are looking for cute West Village spot then this is the place for you.

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Half-Dozen Wellfleet Cape Cod Oysters mignonette, lemon, fresh horseradish $15 ♥♥♥

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Grilled Hanger Steak thyme, potato-cauliflower gratin, kale, chimichurri $23 ♥♥♥

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Peekytoe Crab Cakes market greens, onion jam, saffron aioli $16 ♥♥

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Chef’s starter

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Meyer Lemon Bar graham crust, fig compote, lemon creme fraiche $7 ♥♥♥

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Garden is open until 10pm

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Crispy Duck Breast baby carrots, cabbage, broccoli rabe, pickled scallion, dijon crème fraîche $24 ♥♥♥1/2

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Butter Clams gnocchi, sautéed kale, parsley-lemon bouillon $12 ♥♥♥1/2

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side dish – corn ♥♥♥

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Me & Undercover cutie patroller Nam Vo

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