For this round of Saatchi Eats, we decided to get French with it. Located just 4 blocks up from our offices (at 42 Grove St.) was a small, hidden gem called Buvette. With a bar for a quick bite or rustic, wooden tables for a more relaxed meal, Buvette epitomized French cuisine. Looking around, we thought, “Everything is just so pretty.” Let’s dig in!
The picture makes this delectable lunch look less than delectable, but don’t be fooled. This French staple with a twist (it’s brother and sister are Cr’q Monsieur and Madame) is mushrooms and melted cheese goodness on fresh bread. A bit on the heavy/mega-decadent side, so if you order this, come with an appetite!
Steamed Eggs and Prosciutto
The French have managed to turn a classic egg sandwich into something far from typical. This open-faced sandwich is bit of cheese melted on bread, peppered eggs cooked to perfection and fresh prosciutto topping it off. A lighter option for brunch or lunch, you’ll be satisfied with this surprising treat.
Salade de Poulet
At first glance, this is a salad with roasted chicken. But when you dig in, the dish is a lot heartier than you expect (with half the calories of most other items on the menu). The roast chicken pairs well with fresh green beans, potatoes, cucumbers and crisp greens, and the light mustard dressing is divine. This gets our pick for what to order if you’re aiming for a healthier lunch than our melted cheese options above!
This Shepard’s Pie was on the specials lunch menu. Beef, mashed potatoes and melted cheese pie. How can you resist? And while it definitely airs on the hearty side of the menu, the fluffy potatoes really sing and it’s the perfect size for one person.
All in all, we’d say we had a successful trip to Paris. Uh, we mean, Buvette.
Another local eatery confidently suggested!