After a meeting with John Davis of Creative Edge Parties, Roger and I headed to the Petite Abeille Petite Abeille on Hudson Street for lunch. It’s a tiny location with seating for only about 12-15 people. The kitchen is just behind a counter and fully visible to anyone inside the restaurant.

We started with some mussels, cooked in white wine with thyme, onion, and celery. It was simple, fresh, and delicious. The broth was excellent and got me to eat more bread which I tried not to since we still had our main dishes coming. Roger had a Cesar Salad with Shrimp. The dressing is made fresh on location and the salad has whole pieces of anchovies. I ordered an omelet with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil. It came with a little bit of mesculan greens and french fries. I was impressed with the very pretty textbook omelet but disappointed with the fries. I thought this place was known for their fries, no? They weren’t hot enough. They weren’t crispy enough, and didn’t have any memorable quality about them.

Generally, I would say that this is a pretty good lunch place. The service is friendly and they have a good selection of lunch items at moderate prices.

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