Oh, how New Yorkers enjoyed the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche, when they opened their doors in the historic East Harlem La Marqueta Market last year. It quickly became a go-to place for a wide selection of tempting treats, fresh baked goods, sumptuous prepared meals, finely brewed coffees and teas ~ and a great place to meet for Sunday Brunch.
While the COVID-19 year of closures was a quiet time for most, Anthony Mariano and Edward Rodwell (creative co-founders of Amuse Bouche Bistro) were planning on putting into play a new vision ~ one that would include our new normal ~ safe, social distancing, and a new set of needs for their patrons.
At our sneak-peek above, from left to right, the green market stands ready to be filled, to-go fridge in the back beginning to fill-up, next to a custom-made blackboard for the Bistro Fare of the Day ~ Sandwiches, salads, quiches and, and special treats.
Yes, the Bistro now boasts a Green Market Farm Stand. Calling it Fresh From the Farm, the farm stand will present between five and eight fresh farm products all the time. These local, free-range products could be eggs, cheeses, pears, apples, butternut squash…..seasonal offerings.
The new Bistro has expanded its French Patisserie with twice as many imports, bakery goods, and sweets. With an expanded footprint within the Market, the Bistro now has a Retail Fridge with to-go soups, prepared meals, side salads, and cold drinks. Come inside and purchase, or if you’re not quite ready to come in, they offer curbside pickup.
You’ll find plenty of socially distanced tables, indoors and out.
A new, expanded menu was being created while we were there, which includes many of the old favorites that even the most particular foodies look forward to ~ reminding us of an article we read entitled ‘Secrets of a Divine Egg Salad Sandwich.’
Amuse Bouche Bistro is located inside La Marqueta Market, 1590 Park Avenue at 115th Street in East Harlem. The Bistro continues to cater private and corporate events, along with deliveries through Grubhub and Seamless.
And pick up a free Public Art Park to Park art map – a walking tour of outdoor art installations taking you from Morningside Park in Harlem to Crack is Wack in East Harlem, and more in-between.
Now open 5 days a week: Wednesday ~ Friday from 9am to 7pm; Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Amuse Bouche Bistro, inside the historic La Marqueta is located at 1590 Park Avenue at 115th Street in East Harlem.