Sunday night in New York city...On Sunday, May 23rd we had a gastronomic adventure that may never be repeated.
Where to start?
First of all, the decor. The foyer of the restaurant is decorated with shelves of apples giving you a welcome greeting of apple scented air when you enter. Bouley's is filled with French influence on both of its levels.
The downstairs private dining room is patterned with stones from Versailles and wide antique doors from France, which have the fleur de lis open into the private dining room. Beams from 1751 that Bouley found in the village of Salernes are in the lobby of the restaurant.
The art of Wouter Dolk adourns the walls of the restaurant. Bouley also had arches made for the ceilings of the main floor. Many of the dining tables are round, as was the one the six of us sat at. All of the tables had fresh boquets of roses, sweet peas and peonies. Tall tapered candles lit each table.