I got treated to Blanchette by a great friend of mine. Her support for laymytable knows no bounds and her love of food and willingness to try new things is adventurous and something I admire in her greatly.
I knew a little about the restaurant, mainly that it was small plates and served French cuisine. Upon arrival, on a warm September night, I could see the overspill onto the street from the end of the block. Inside, it was bustling. It’s small, not overcrowded, intimate and has a really wonderful ambience. It’s bohemian Paris crossed with Greenwich Village vintage; a heavenly combination, I sure you’ll agree.
We chose eclectically, picking dishes from each section on the menu. Bread and butter to start which was incredibly satisfying and then dishes were served as and when they were ready.
The most aesthetically pleasing was the octopus. This came thinly sliced with a beautifully creative salad mix in a light, refreshing dressing. It was absolutely out of this world.