After a really nice meal at Lincoln, we stopped by Epicerie Boulud. We ordered 4 kinds of pates, some cheeses, a piece of blood sausage, a baguette and some sweets for my little one.
I love pate so I was looking forward to tasting Daniel Boulud's versions. On next day for dinner, we opened up all the goodies we bought along with a nice bottle of Bordeaux, olives, grapes and cornichons. Upon tasting the pates, I blurrted out to my husband, did we buy dog foods?? They were bland(all 4 of them), dry and simply taseteless. Now, these pates were not cheap..I believe some were over $40 a lb and cheapest being around $30 for pate de campagne.
I ended up just eating bread and butter.
Are these the same pate they serve at Bar Boulud? if yes, that's good i suppose because I just saved myself a few hundred bucks. I had a really disappointing meal from his other restaurant a few years ago so I think i am done with his restaurants for now.
For pate, I will stick with Marche du sud which in my opinion serves the best tasting(and the best value) pate in NYC.
I feel like places like Epicerie Boulud is taking advantage of NYkers by serving mediocre French food simply because they can and also because NYC lacks good French joints in general.