Leslie from Ladle of Love opened her first restaurant around the corner. She considers the restaurant "Fine Eating". We decided to go last night for a late dinner. The decor is warm, inviting and beautifully decorated. New American cuisine that exceeded our expectations. First, instead of having bread brought to the table, there is a bread buffet. Wonderful fresh varieties of what seemed to be Balthazar bread was displayed with cheeses, white bean puree and olives to indulge in.
We ordered raclette to begin (which we almost never see on local menus) and the cheese was to die for! I had duck (confit and breast) served with tender braised cabbage and silky smooth parsnip puree. It was a wonderful entree. My husband has a NY sirloin with a trio of dipping sauces (chimichurri, horseradish, and I forget the 3rd). The steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned. A huge hit. Oh, and before the entrees, the chef presented us with a taste of black truffle salsify soup topped with a bit of fois gras. Oh my G.seriously!
The service was attentive and happy to take special requests. Considering Cafe of Love has been open for 1 WEEK, we were ridiculously impressed and can't wait to return! Go before the word gets out and booking a month in advance.
Cafe of Love
Mount Kisco, NY