[Pigging by Wilfrid: August 4, 2014]
Cherchez le sel? But it's here, it's there, it's everywhere. Or at least it was on my first--and so far, last--visit to Keith McNally's new bistro, Cherche Midi, in what was previously his trattoria Pulino's on the busy corner of Bowery and East Houston.
It wasn't supposed to be my last visit. I booked a table easily enough in the early days of Cherche Midi opening, but it quickly reverted to the default reservation pattern familiar from Minetta Tavern (and I guess from Balthazar--although I haven't been there for dinner in many years).