Food For Thought — October 14, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Bagatelle: Not Just About That Brunch

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Popular dining destination Bagatelle, located in the bustling Meatpacking District, is known for its over-the-top brunch parties, where both locals and tourists flock to dance on tables and pop champagne, all while enjoying eggs and french toast. But whether you’ve experienced one of their brunches or not, Bagatelle offers more than just a fun weekend party. Their dinners are tasty and extravagant, and the interior of the space is gorgeous.

Adorned with leather banquette seating, bedazzled chandeliers, and fun, modern artwork, Bagatelle fits right in in the Meatpacking District. But their décor isn’t the only thing there that impresses. We had the opportunity to try a smorgasbord of their appetizers, entrees and desserts and we left plenty full. From their salads to their pizzas, the appetizers here have something for everyone. They event boast a few tartares and ceviches for all you fish lovers out there.

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But, if we’re being honest, it’s the entrees and desserts you really want to save room for. If you want something a bit lighter, opt for their Gambas Snackées au Pastis, which includes seared jumbo prawns, herb risotto and a pastis scented cream, which is full of flavor and utterly delicious. The truffle roasted chicken served with country style potatoes and chicken jus was a surprise standout and gave us a whole new outlook on the classic ‘chicken and potatoes.’  The pan seared marinated Hudson Valley duck breast was equally appetizing, extremely tender and served with just the right amount of sauce.

Somehow, after all of that, we managed to top off the evening with three insane desserts, most notably, the Mega Sundae. This bad boy comes with everything you could ever want in a dessert — chocolate chip cookies, marshmallows, brownies, granola, cookie crumble, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, plus whipped cream and chocolate and caramel sauce. It’s humungous. And it’s a challenge to eat (an awesome challenge, though). We also enjoyed the Apple Tart Tatin and Creme Brulee. There’s no bad option here.

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If you think you have what it takes to chow down on some of this great grub, make a reservation stat and let us know how you fared at Bagatelle!

Twisted Talk: Have you ever dined at Bagatelle before? What did you think of their food? Discuss below!

 

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