I did not spend my day by the sea, but there sure is plenty of fish in my writing today from Chocolate Fish Fry earlier to BLT Fish right now. It was not planned.
BLT stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel and is located in the Flatiron District.
Appetizers below give you a feel for the place.
Arugula / Fennel / Artichokes / Pecorino 12
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare / Cucumber / Fresh Wasabi / Spicy Yuzu Dressing 18
Tiger Shrimp a la Plancha / Hearts of Palm / Thai Basil 16
Grilled Portuguese Octopus / Chickpeas / Roasted Red Peppers 17
Ricotta Gnudi / Seared Rock Shrimp / Morels / Spring Peas 18
In a spirit of shared sacrifice "on April 15th, BLT Restaurants across the nation help take the stress out of Tax Day with half off of all alcoholic beverages. All cocktails, beer, wines by the glass and bottles of wine will be sold at 50% off all day long!."
As I was wrapping up this piece I learned that BLT has lost its LT as LA Times announced Chef Laurent Tourondel leaves BLT Restaurant Group (Daily Dish, March 1).
I found my way to this restaurant thanks to my friends at Champagne Tarlant whose Zero Champagne, a sugar free Brut Nature is ready for the taking at BLT Fish.
Could be the prefect antidote on Tax Day, especially at 50% off.