I love the obvious absurdity of a laid-back “market” restaurant on the ground floor of the Ritz-Carlton on Central Park. A dear friend, in from London and staying at the Ritz, took me (and now well-known blog characters Lucy and Erin) to dinner there Wednesday night. The concept is farmhouse, seasonal eating, at Central Park South prices. After all, this is Laurent Tourondel’s take on fresh market eating.
The food was fantastic, if incredibly rich. Here are some shots of the evening’s meal, which was enhanced by the chef’s generous sendout of about 10 extra courses. Oh, how we all benefit from Erin’s charm. My favorite was the simple but perfect pigs in a blanket that they sent out with the fresh garlic bread, a rather robust take on the “amuse bouche.”
BLT Market, located in the Ritz-Carlton Central Park, only serves until 10PM most days, and 9:30 Sun-Mon (since when was CPS the burbs?)
For more info on the restaurant, click here.