Yay!!! I can cross Tartinery off my “To Eat” list. See? I’m working hard out there for all my food babies.
Tartinery was splendid. I’ve walked by this restaurant many times during my lovely Nolita nighttime strolls, and I’ve always wondered what people could do with bread (i.e. croutons, soup bowl, french toast, tartines, dinner rolls). I loved tartines ever since I tried one in Paris last February and fell in love with the open sandwich concept. It’s so genius to me! You save one piece of bread and enjoy the same flavors.
After some banter with my friendly French server, I decided on the highly recommended Minute Steak (“Steak Minute” in French) Tartine with caramelized onions and whole-grain mustard. It was phenomenal. The mini filets were incredibly juicy and tender. After my first bite I had to text several foodie friends of mine about my happiness. The whole-grain “old-style” mustard wasn’t spicy. Rather, it was very tangy and sharp. The sweet and tangy mustard complimented the sweet onions, which highlighted the earthy micro greens and satisfied my mouth! Oh! And the bread is apparently flown in from somewhere exotic. I heard the people next to me talking about it. I thought it was a little overtoasted and more resembled grilled bruschetta bread. There are so many other kinds of tartines I want to try! Mmm, foie gras tartine.
Here it is! Look at this beauty.
And look at the advertising I did for LSDF! I got creative in Tartinery’s blackboard-walled bathroom.