Your First Look at the Bon Appetit Supper Club and Pop Up Cafe
As anybody who reads this blog on a daily basis knows, I am a fat and cheap bastard. I like my lunch big, gross and inexpensive. But that doesn’t mean I can’t class it up every once in awhile. And when I eat dinner out in NYC I tend to gravitate towards the fancy spots. Basically, what I’m trying to admit is that I’m a famous chef whore. Which makes the annual Bon Appetit Pop Up Cafe for me (and those like me) one of the more exciting events in Midtown Lunch’ing. Every year, for one week we get a chance to eat some fun fast food, made by famous chefs, and it’s all under $10.
The Cafe opened at 11am this morning, and your first look at the food and space is after the jump…
It’s a different space this year, and everything is more spaced out and organized.
There’s also a large seating area upstairs once you pay for your food.
Free wine samples! And Stumptown Coffee available for sale (which is exciting for any coffee nerds out there.)
New this year… a small “market fresh table” with fruit and veggies for sale.
Nate Appleman’s Vegetarian Sandwich ($8) & Jose Andres’ Serrano Ham & Manchego sandwich ($9).
Emeril Lagasse’s Roast Turkey Panini ($9)
Tom Douglas’ Salmon Sandwich ($9.50)
Cat Cora’s Brisket Wrap being made downstairs in the kitchen
The deal of the century! Daniel Boulud’s signature terrine trio ($8.50). Sure, you’re spending almost 9 bucks for a few bites of food… but it’s freakin’ Daniel Boulud. And this would probably cost you three times as much at Bar Boulud! Fat man likes a lot of food for his money. Fat man also like terrines. Oh, and the best part? It’s in the salad section! That means it’s good for you.
You can easily complain (and many will) that some of the food is too expensive for the amount of food you get (and in some cases you’d be right), but it’s a great one week a year splurge- and in the end, you’re getting good food made by chefs whose food normally cost more. Click here for a complete menu and list of daily specials. The cafe is open through Friday from 11am to 3pm.
The lines can get pretty long, so the earlier you get there the better… and we’ll see how the new layout works. Feel free to post updates in the comments…
Bon Appetit Supper Club and Cafe, NW Corner of 57th and 6th Ave