Had steak frites and other yummy French food at Anthony Bourdain's (No Reservations guy on the Travel Channel) restaurant, Les Halles (he is the former executive chef but, alas, no longer has the time what with his whirlwind book tours and all). Really good food (the foie gras was delicious). Ian tried bananas flambé for dessert, I opted for Crepes Suzettes, and Megs tried profiteroles which she didn't really care for. Basically, they're choux puff pastry separated in half, filled with balls of ice cream, and smothered in a dark chocolate sauce. But the profiteroles I've tried were tough. I don't get the whole concept of them, either.
Brasserie Les Halles on Park Avenue South is the home base of Chef-at-Large Anthony Bourdain, author of the best selling "Kitchen Confidential" and host of the "No Reservations" program but don't expect him to waltz in anytime soon because he's busy with his other projects.
OK, back to the restaurant. When I arrived, it's a good thing I made an earlier reservation and got my table. Other patrons without reservations had to settle for the bar with no knowledge when they'll get seated.
The restaurant's concept is like a typical brasserie in France We weren't particularly hungry so we had pumpkin soup, escargot, some wine & crepe suzette prepared in front of us, complete with the flambeed with Grand Marnier. Our waitress looked a little tired but still accommodated the last minute change to our order.
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