I love chicken, not as much as my cat, but still. So I was really looking forward to try the poulet frites at Rotisserie Georgette in the Upper East Side. This elegant place, with its partly open kitchen, where you can see the rotisserie in action, is the creation of Georgette Farkas, who worked with famous Chefs like Alain Ducasse or Daniel Boulud.
There, Chef Francisco Blanco proposes for lunch, for $29, a roasted half chicken (poulet in French), French fries (frites) that are served skin on and were slightly crispy, and a mixed green salad served with a mustard vinaigrette. The chicken was really good: perfectly cooked, with a crispy skin, it was really moist and the sauce that came with it was not even necessary. It was a jus Provencal, made with herbs from Provence that are typically bay leaf, thyme, fennel, rosemary, chervil, oregano, tarragon, mint and marjoram, that can be found at Whole Food or Trader Joe’s.
Know that this place is mainly geared towards carnivores, but has some vegetarian dishes like the gnocchi Parisienne or some interesting sides like the roasted cauliflower gratin. And it is not just about chicken: they have duck, guinea hen, baby back ribs or dorado. So, yes, I would go back to try other dishes, probably more for dinner this time.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Rotisserie Georgette - 14 E 60th Street, Suite 205, New York, NY 10022