- Veronica Webb on her way to the sandwich bar
- Even the plates are fashionable
- Veronica Webb waiting patiently in line for the Michael White open-faced tuna sandwich
- Delicious! The Missy Robbins Prosciutto sandwich on the left and the Michael White tuna sandwich on the right
- The inside dining room
- Dining al fresco
The Bon Appétit Café at Avery Fisher Hall is billed as a venue "where food meets fashion" and that literally happened at lunchtime today when Veronica Webb strutted her way through the café following the Tracy Reese runway show. Veronica was understandably peeved by the gawkers and cameras flashes. Girlfriend just needed to pick up one of the Michael White open-faced olive-oil-poached tuna sandwiches (which we have to say was absolutely divine) to go for $10.
People say fashion types don't eat, but just in case, the Bon Appétit Café has you covered. Breakfast runs from 9am to 11am and highlights on the menu include Christina Tosi's bagel bombs ($5), Thomas Keller's sticky buns ($3) and Michael Laiskonis' blueberry financier ($3). Stumptown coffee is also available.
Lunch features the most comprehensive and mouthwatering menu in addition to Veronica Webb's choice in sandwich. Before following her lead, we considered the Rick Bayless Yucatecan shredded steak salad ($9), the café's eponymous shrimp, mango and avocado salad and the Laurent Tourondel lobster roll ($13.50). There are some delectable looking baked goods, too, including Christina Tosi's chocolate chip cake truffles ($3) and Michael Laiskonis's bacon brittle ($2).
For those itching to take a load off after a long Fashion Week day, the cafe turns into a wine bar from 5pm to 9pm. Along with sipping on wines, guests can nosh on Emeril Lagasse's spiced nuts ($3), Daniel Boulud's house-made terrines (sounds yummy at $12) and Mario Batali's assorted bruschetta ($10) and Coach Farm cheese plate ($14).
The café is open to the public and guests may either dine inside or outside along the ramp lining Avery Fisher Hall. On Tuesday at 1:30pm, Cat Cora will be on hand for a book signing and a tasting of Boutari wine. Wednesday brings the 5th Annual Cavit Gourmet Pizza Classic with a wine and pizza pairing (two of our favorite things, for sure). There are also freebies every day. Today's was a sample of organic chocolate and some small packets of jasmine rice (kind of random, but it's free). Supermodel sightings: Also free.
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· Bon Appétit Café [Official Site]