Tuesday, 11 November 2008
PETIT FRANCE IN WEST VILLAGE
This cosy little restaurant situated twixt Greenwich Village and Meatpacking, is a neighborhood eaterie offering good food and wines that can be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere and at a reasonable price.
Jarnac is named after the town in the heart of France's Cognac producing area, in which the English Owner, Tony Powe grew up in. After managing Chez Bruce, which was one of London's top restaurants he spotted an opportunity in New York for adapting the same concept at the intersection of The Village and the Meatpacking District.
He teamed up with chef Maryann Terillo, former chef-owner of Cafe de la Gare, one of Manhattan's most successful French restaurants and not surprisingly they have built up quite an ardent following.
It is said that a good meal soothes the soul as it regenerates the body. From the abundance of it flows a benign benevolence. Our party were soothed, regenerated and benevolent after dining at Jarnac.