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Barcelonian Dec 19, 2008 11:21 AM

Hey Chowhounders,

We're going to eat at both Artisanal (Sunday brunch) and Bar Boulud (Christmas Eve) and I was hoping you could give me some tips on what to order. We like everything - no restrictions.

Thanks for your help and Happy Holidays!

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    silencespeak RE: Barcelonian Dec 19, 2008 11:27 AM

    At Artisanal, get some Cheese. It's what they're primarily known for. Their selection is excellent and ask for recommendations. Soo good!

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      ChileRelleno RE: silencespeak Dec 19, 2008 12:13 PM

      agreed. you could also order a basket of the gougeres.

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        RGR RE: ChileRelleno Dec 19, 2008 01:14 PM

        I'm sorry to say I found the gougeres at Artisanal very disappointing, which is why in my post below, I did not recommend getting them.

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      RGR RE: Barcelonian Dec 19, 2008 11:34 AM

      At Artisanal, obviously, things cheese-y. My picks would be the very good beet salad with endive, walnuts & goat cheese, followed by one of the fondues and/or cheese flight.

      At Bar Boulud, in the not-to-be-missed category, definitely the charcuterie.

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        JMJD RE: Barcelonian Dec 19, 2008 03:47 PM

        I haven't been to Artisanal for brunch, but the last time we went we OD'd on cheese by ordering french onion soup followed by fondue. If you do that you won't have room for anything else!

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          obie000000 RE: Barcelonian Dec 20, 2008 04:18 PM

          Bar Boulud is known for its Gilles Verot charcuterie; the Pate Grand-Pere is especially good IMHO. The house-cooked ham is pretty good as well.

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