Friday, July 17, 2009
neighborhood recommendation #10: salad.
a decent lunch salad is surprisingly hard to find. the kind on offer at most mid-priced restaurants fail to impress me constantly: i want a variety of leaves, freshness and aplenty of quality oily dressing. if the base is decent the entire experience isn't ruined by cheap feta or canned asparagus, but if a great base gets an additional load of quality delicacies, were on our way to salad heaven.
my absolute favorite is four seasons, a place often mistakenly called "cotelette & caviar" because of the old sign above the place – or just "the french place". they offer a selection of salads, home-made dressings and a daily choice of pasta and lasagna. there's very little variation, but everything tastes great, if not exceptional, the portions huge and the service, well, french i.e. direct and short. there are only a few seats in house, but summertime doubles the space with the addition of a small terrace.
if i've understood correctly their main focus is on catering, and if the efficiency and care they put into their lunch selection betrays anything of their other offerings, it's bound to be exquisite.
i popped in with a friend and enjoyed a mix of their chevre and salmon salads with green herb dressing. appealing and delicious.