A Taste of Paris in Upper East Side of Manhattan – Le Moulin À Café

Manhattan features several spectacular neighborhoods, but perhaps none better epitomizes the stylish and chic lifestyle of New York city like the Upper East Side. The Upper East Side is popular for its tree-lined streets, classic brownstone structures, world-class restaurants, and museums, not forgetting it’s affluent residents. TV shows such as Sex and the City and movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, have enabled the Upper East Side to establish a reputation as a luxurious living, international iconic symbol. The mostly residential area is one of the most in-demand places to live in New York City. The Upper East Side of Manhattan is lodged between 59th Street to the south and 90th Street to the North, the East River in the east, and Central Park in the west. The great popularity of the Upper East Side is mostly due to the area’s ideal location on Manhattan Island. It lies in close proximity to many of New York’s most spectacular landmarks, such as the skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan and New York’s most famous parks. The beautiful apartment buildings and houses found on the Upper East Side have hosted people such as Michael Bloomberg, Madonna, and Woody Allen. The Upper East Side is also home to many celebrated high-end stores and restaurants that serve New York City residents. It is a great place to stay when you visit New York City since it is also served by the metro, including lines 6,5 and 4, which pass through Lexington Avenue. This makes it pretty convenient if you are commuting to work or school or exploring other interesting places in New York City, such as Le Moulin À Café.

Le Moulin À Café is one of the restaurants in New York city that integrates style and minimalism to create an irresistible combination. In a city as heavily-inhabited as New York, it can be quite a hassle to locate a restaurant where you can find a readily available table. Le Moulin À Café ensures that you have a seat whenever you want to enjoy an exquisite meal in New York City. Le Moulin À Café is the go-to place in Yorkville for a taste of Paris during breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. The Le Moulin À Café has a very charming French atmosphere, and the fireplace on the upside adds a very cozy touch to the Upper East Side establishment. The services are excellent, and the staff is very hospitable. They certainly excel in the water glass exam.

The menu features a savory and fresh selection of dishes that are ideal for a fine meal or a quick bite. The selection features fine pastries, snacks, bistro meals, and simple classics, alongside a well-curated selection of beverages and French wines. Le Moulin À Café’s Pause Cafe comprises a salty and sweet selection of items such as delicate pastries, freshly baked viennoiserie, savory quiches, sandwiches, salads, soups, and much more. Le Moulin À Café’s shelves of Épicerie feature some of the most delicious and classic French delicatessens such as famous gourmet items and delicious treats. In addition to its restaurant services, Le Moulin À Café also offers catering for private events. The cozy spaces of Le Moulin À Café can be tailored to any event. From dinner events and cocktails, concerts and exhibitions, wine and food tastings, Le Moulin À Café can adapt to a broad range of concepts, ideas, and setups.…

Italian restaurants in New York – Valence lists the best!

Italian restaurants in New York
Italian restaurants in New York …

… You have them in all shapes and sizes. I may have suggested it before, but Americans can’t get enough of the kitchen where pasta and pizza come from. You have chic Italian tents like Del Posto in Chelsea and Babbo (where the Pope eats when he’s in New York) in Greenwich Village. You will also find endless pizza places, such as Keste on Bleecker street or Da Mikele in Tribeca, where you can eat the best pizzas for next to nothing. But don’t expect too much from the decor and don’t be surprised if the television is above the bar. Somewhere between the chic and the low key version of Italian cuisine, you will also find a different genre in NY; refined Italian cuisine for a reasonable price, good service, and a beautiful (yet sober) entourage.

Two of my favorites from this genre are L’Artusi and I Sodi, both happen to be in the West Village.

L ‘Artusi was on my list for over a year before it finally happened and that was two weeks ago. (Small note; I had reserved a month in advance via OpenTable, I had tried calling before without luck. If your name is in their system, because you have eaten there before, you will get priority.)

A month after making the reservation, the two of us stand at 5 to 9, looking hopefully at the hostess who immediately accompanies us to our table. From the outside, it is hard to imagine that this place has a nice large restaurant with a huge bar (where many people are eating) that extends all the way to the back where the open kitchen is located. A very friendly waiter brings us the menu and wine list and quickly walks away to get our proseccos while we study the menus. The menu for the food is not large, but every dish seems equally attractive. We choose the carpaccio and asparagus in advance and the ravioli of the day and a branzino for the main.

Choosing the wine is a bit more complicated given that the wine list consisted of a thick book, classified by Italian province. While I have almost finished my prosecco and the person opposite me has already got his iPhone out of boredom, I decide by chance for a dry white Orvieto wine from Umbria. Thank God, the book can be closed and it turns out to have been a good choice not much later!

Just like the food, by the way, the carpaccio is wafer-thin, bright red and so soft that you hardly need to cut it. The asparagus comes with a poached egg and flakes of Parmesan cheese. DELICIOUS!

The main courses do not disappoint either, are fresh and very refined in taste.

Somewhere between the starter and main course, the restaurant gets busier and you can’t believe your eyes. To our left is a bachelorette-like group of ladies dressed up in their strapless dresses talking uncharmingly loud and to the right of our table a couple of whom we can’t agree whether it is a young/creamy mother with her son or an old woman with her younger friend. To be able to enjoy both the food and the atmosphere around us a little longer, we also go for dessert; the hazelnut torta with salted caramel ice cream. Just like the rest of the food, the dessert is delicious, the ice cream fortunately not too salty (I was a bit afraid of that). When we walk outside satisfied and happy, I find myself already planning my next visit to L’Artusi in my head.