Last night, I met my two friends, Brittany and Krystyna, at a restaurant in downtown NYC called Butter for NY Restaurant Week. Restaurant week occurs twice a year in the city–it’s a time when almost all restaurants offer incredible deals during lunch and dinner. Lunch usually runs around $25 for an appetizer, entree, and dessert, and dinner is generally $35 for an appetizer, entree, and dessert. The menu is pre-fixe, and you’ll have anywhere from three to four options to choose from in all three categories.
Upon entering Butter, Britt, Krystyna, and I were very enchanted by the interior:
After catching up, we perused the menu while enjoying some corn bread bits with, what else–butter!
This picture really does the corn bread and butter no justice. The butter reminded me of sour cream, cream cheese, and chives, all rolled into one. I loved how the butter perfectly complimented the corn bread.
For my appetizer, I went with the mesculin greens with roasted peanuts, goat cheese, and sherry.
The peanuts and goat cheese were on the bottom of the dish, but believe me when I tell you how tasty they were!
For dessert, I chose the lemon sorbet over watermelon, garnished with mint and sesame seeds.
To be 100% honest, I wasn’t thrilled with this dessert. However, I did like the watermelon chunk because the lemon sorbet melted right into it, making the watermelon extra sweet! I should have went with something chocolatey.. darn!
Overall? A very worth while restaurant to go to. The food was so delicious, the service was great, and I loved that the atmosphere was intimate yet brought a sense of outdoors inside. While I didn’t have a drink, I did spy
several one or two that I would have loved to try. But, really, I was just so happy to catch up with my two friends 🙂
Question of the Night: Have you ever ordered a dessert and been disappointed? Or do you like anything sweet?