With my Ex-expats group, we took an historic tour let by Kevin Draper one of the owners of the New York Historical Tours company. I gained a new respect for Alexandar Hamilton. During the 2-hour tour, Kevin also told us about the Fraunces Tavern that’s celebrating its 300th birthday this year. I vowed to gather some friends to go to the museum and restaurant sometime this summer. (That’s the tavern behind Kevin in the photo.)
After the trek around lower Manhattan, we headed to Beaubourg in Le District, a place I had been a couple of years ago when it opened at Brookfield Place. Sadly this time, I had to engulf and run; literally, gulp down my lunch as I had tickets to a Broadway matinee. I had ordered their Caesar salad with chicken ($20).
Funny how many restaurants avoid romaine in the classic Caesar after all the recent recalls. Beaubourg served a slab of still-warm chicken paillard under a mound of very dressed green salad. It was quite good, although I would have preferred less dressing.
When the weather is good, I recommend dining outside by the water at Beaubourg.