Friday, May 9, 2008

Dinner at August

August: ExteriorWith a very high sugar rush from the workshops at French Culinary Institute, I met my husband to have dinner together with S and L. It has been several months since we last hung out, so we were happy to see them again. Since they didn't have any preferance, my husband and I told them that we'd like to check out The Spotted Pig. Unfortunately when we arrived there, they told us that the waiting time was 2 hours, can you believe it??? Of course we didn't want to wait for that long and decided to walk around the neighborhood to see other restaurants. Finally we walked in front of August and I remembered that I read good reviews about it, so we decided to get in.

The place was already half full, most of the guests sat in the indoor backyard, so the front was quite empty. After perusing the menu, we decided on what we wanted. As an appetizer, we'd share today's special the stuffed artichoke, it was pretty good. My husband's only complain was there wasn't enough of the 'edible' heart.

I ordered tarte flambe which was excellent -- crispy, sweet and very tasty, definitely everyone's favorite. L ordered the grilled trout with roe vinaigrette, which was okay, a little bit bland for my taste. Both S and my husband ordered the charred minute steak with julienned salad which was good, the steak was tender and cooked perfectly.

August: Stuffed artichoke - special (close up) August: Tarte flambe
Stuffed artichoke special and Tarte flambe

August: Grilled trout with roe vinaigrette August: Charred minute steak with julienne salad
Grilled trout with roe vinaigrette and Charred minute steak with julienne salad

Finally for the dessert, we ordered Baba au rhum with tropical fruits, while they ordered Pastel de cuatro leches with dates. Baba au rhum was good, the cake was very moist and the soup was refreshing. Pastel de cuatro leches was delicious, the cake was tender and not too sweet, I could also taste the coconut in it.

August: Baba au rhum with tropical fruits August: Pastel de cuatro leches with dates
Baba au rhum and Pastel de cuatro leches with dates

Finally after a little bit more than 2 hours, we wrapped up dinner and long catching up session. Overall we were very satisfied with the food, the service, as well as the ambience.


359 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-8727

The Spotted Pig
314 W 11th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0393

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