posted by Thupamodel on
November 17th, 2011 in Wining and Dining
I love the city’s culinary diversity and it’s many bars and restaurants. I have my favorites I always come back to, backup favorites for the times I’m indecisive, and new places I look forward to trying. For example, Casimir, a quiet French bistro staple in New York’s East Village, has always been my backup favorite, but it’s recent acquisition and new management by Mario Carta has brought it back on the map as a place du jour, and my current staple. Every trip to Casimir is a tiny trip to Paris, not just for the authentic French vibe, but for the excellent food.
This adorable bistro is located far off the path of hipsters, tourists, and the glamourati. It is like Balthazar, but without the pushy crowds; like L’Express, but more authentic; like Cafe Luxembourg, but more chill. Do you get where I’m going with this? Casimir has become by bistro a la mode for any occasion, especially on Thursday nights, when I want to begin my weekend early with a glamorous Burlesque show, staged in the center of the restaurant. Come with me, wine and dine on some of the best French bar food in the city, and stay for the titillating show, which is not only exotic and seductive, but still so friendly and elegant. Bring a date, bring your friends, bring your parents – everyone will enjoy the cheeky and fun acts by some of the most beautiful girls you’ll see outside the strip clubs (badabing!) The acts change weekly, so use it to the advantage to be a little bad on a school night – loosen up your tie, hike up your skirt, and get a little rambunctious! Performances by Miss Peekaboo Pointe in her classic burlesque act, Russian contortionist Miss E. Katarina, and an exotic fan dancer, Jezabel Express. Admission is free; friends, what are you waiting for?
My perfect dinner:
Terrine De Foie Gras
Duck Confit or Flank steak
Side of Brussel Sprouts & Bacon
At least a bottle of Pinot Noir and/or Beujolais!
103 Avenue B, btw 6 & 7 Streets, NYC |(212) 358-9683