on Friday went to cafe st. bart's. at Park and 50th. You know-its the church with the outdoor cafe. Except we sat indoors and it was sort of like, well, eating in a church. In fact, the decor was so spare and unimpressive that my host asked me if i wanted to go somewhere else. my hope was that the food would have to be good to make up for the relative lack of ambiance.
it was the best meal i've had in quite a while, and i've eaten at union sq cafe 3 times in the last 8 weeks, among other fine restaurants.
I started with some kind of pate. which i think was called fois du mare.
then i had sliced lamb with a creamy sauce that i think had mint in it. unfortunately i didn't have desert, but the place was truly a find!