Must try: Aligot, Brandade De Morue
Buvette is Jody Williams charming new gastroteque in the city. This lovely little bistro brings a sliver of French country to the West Village, which is the perfect setting for it.
Everything about his place is delightful from the rustic décor to the superb small plate menu. Do try their delicious tartinettes, which consist of hearty bread topped with things like Hazelnut Pesto with Parmesan & Orange Zest. Their Aligot Cantal topped with the thinnest slice of prosciutto was superb as was their Brandade De Morue, which is a house cured salt cod whipped with olive oil.
The desserts are worth a try too. The chocolate mouse is a knockout – its heavy as can be but really worth the calories and the Tarte Tartine is very good.
With all this charm and good food, Buvette is a great casual spot to eat or drink at any time of day.
Here is some of what we ate:
Pesto Di Nocciola hazelnut pesto with parmesan & orange zest
Aligot cantal, potatoes & smoked ham
Brandade De Morue house cured salt cod whipped with olive oil
Terrine De Campagna homemade country pate
Cauliflower gratin with gruyere