This month, we took on a New York staple – Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud. Located on a quiet street between Broadway and Central Park West, the entrance to the restaurant is quaint and unassuming. In fact, Iris had trouble finding it! The decor inside is very traditional and old-school. The service was awful, but the food and drinks were both delicious. Iris and I quickly ordered drinks while we waited for Richa to show up (only 30 minutes late this time!) Boulud Sud is very sneaky, because there is no Bloody Mary on their menu, so you have to ask for it specifically.
That makes today’s Bloody Mary post especially tricky, because without a menu to read from, we still have no idea what the name of this drink is or how the restaurant would describe it. All that I have to go off are my own tastebuds and what I could find on the Internet. Boulud Sud serves a “Provençal-style Mediterranean cuisine” and has created a Mediterranean-inspired Bloody Mary as well. There are thin strips of fresh basil in the drink, so be prepared to slurp and chew a little of your drink. I did not look like a lady, but what’s a little slurping among friends, right? The drink has a hint of curry instead of the traditional worcestershire and tabasco. Richa and I both really liked it. Iris usually doesn’t like curry, but even she agreed that the drink was delicious and not too overpowering. I personally would have liked a little more kick, whether it was a little spice or a little more curry. Until I can find out what this drink is called, I’ll refer to it as the Curry Mary.
Can you see the little slivers of basil peeking out at you?