Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Bon Appetit Supper Club and Cafe has a new home. The bright, airy new space was open and inviting and when Blondie and I rolled in the door at 1:45ish, we were immediately handed a tray with a menu and pointed in the direction of the food...
By the time we arrived they were running a bit low on some of the offerings. They were already out of Nate Appleman's Tuna and Bread Salad with Tomato, Cucumber and Capers ($9) and Nancy Olson's Pumpkin Whoopie Pies ($3) both of my top lunch picks. Apparently they sold out shortly after 1:00pm. I decided to go for Tom Douglas' Crab "Louie" Salad with Avocado, Deviled Egg and Crispy Bacon ($10) and Blondie went for the Heavenly White Porcini Pizza special ($8).
My salad was definitely the better of the two. Ten bucks is pricey for salad in my book, but at least the ingredient were top notch--real lump crab, avocado, crispy bacon, a creamy deviled egg, tiny grape tomatoes and butter lettuce.
The pizza was totally skippable. Even with schmancy cheese and Porcini mushroom topping, it was essentially an $8 slice of pizza and not a very large one at that. Blondie felt that the pizza was too bready. More like a cafeteria pizza.
For dessert we split Alex Stupak's Chocolate Ganache Yellow Cupcake ($3). It frankly tasted a little bit like Ms. Crocker was in the kitchen, but not quite as moist. The chocolate ganache frosting however was quite good.
The big standout (and I don't mean this in a flip way) was the Route 11 Salt-N-Vinegar Potato Chips. Dang those were tangy!
I'll probably hit up the cafe again to try that tuna salad and the whoopie pies. The lady I spoke to said that they were both quite good. She said the bread made the salad "hearty" and for $9, I wouldn't mind something on the heartier side.
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Bon Appetit Supper Club and Cafe
NW Corner of 57th and 6th Ave
11am to 3pm through this Friday, 9/25
The complete menu and schedule is available online.