Sunday, January 11, 2009

Richard Gere's Bedford Post Inn

Last night I was going to have friends over for dinner. After all the shopping was done and worrying about what I going to serve, the snow was coming down and no one could get out. My husband suggested we go to Richard Gere's new restaurant The Bedford Post. Suddenly I was in a good mood.

I was hoping for 2 things. A glimpse of Richard Gere and good food. I was not disappointed . I got both.

The snow didn't seem to have an effect on any Bedfordites. The only reservation I was able to get was 6:30pm which didn't make me happy but I dealt with it. We had a ordered a cocktail at the table waited for our friends Christine and Bob to arrive. Seated at the table to my left was Jeff Macke from CNBC's Fast Money.
For dinner we had Chef Brian Lewis's opposing tasting menu along with the wine pairings. Mr. Lewis is committed to cooking with seasonally appropriate ingredients supplied mostly by small, local family farms, including eggs from John Boy’s Farm Market in Pound Ridge, bread from SoNo Baking Company in South Norwalk (though 90 percent of the baked goods are made in-house) and cheese acquired through Plum Plums in Scotts Corner Market. So a shaved fennel salad with gala apple and Parmigiano-Reggiano tasted as if the ingredients had been brought from the farm directly to the table: simple, refreshing; an awakening.
Also dining at the restaurant was Lena Olin and her husband Lasse Hallström .
At the end of the evening I got speak to Richard Gere and his gorgeous bond girl wife Carey Lowell. Richard Gere actually touched and complimented my Delicate Raymond Initial Necklace the one I have been telling you about.


alzheimersfuture said...

How was the wine list? :-)

Christine said...

We enjoyed every minute of it. Was nice to see Richard with his stunning wife.

Our new favorite spot close to home.


intrepidideas said...

Fabulous Story.... I love the way it turned into something great for you. Some smashed lemons turned into lemon Martini's at Richard Gere's Place. (smile) I can't believe your post left me longing for some snow... It's been in the 80's here. I guess I'll play some golf. Nice Post!