Tuesday, February 9, 2010


So we're back from New York! What a wonderful adventure! Not quite a vacation... more of an experience. We covered extensive ground everyday. Whether it be on foot, taxi, metro or bus. The city was just as wonderful as I remember. We even had an opportunity to cruise through Brooklyn he second last day. My personal, favourite part of Manhattan was the Chelsea area, a tossup with Soho. The artsy part of town is being made stylish again by young artists and new chefs.
We caught New York in Restaurant Week, lucky us!
Our restaurant choices were superb and I couldn't be happier!

Mario Batli's Lupa was magical! Cozy, quaint and delicious!
Our group meal included these menu items plus a few specials (we all shared):
- Escarole, Walnuts, Red Onion & Pecorino
- Bavette Cacio & Pepe
- Ricotta Gnocchi with Sausage & Fennel
- Skate with Sweet Braised Fennel, Cardoons and Sunchokes
- 2 different market specials of the night
- (shared dessert) Tatufo - cherry centre, luscious caramel ice cream ball, dark choc. coating, hazelnuts & pistachios coating

Gordan Ramsay's Maze @ the London
My Meal:
App- Cauliflower soup poured from boat into a bowl holding a square of smoked trout and its crisped skin layered 5 times.
Ent- Breast of duck, shallots, cube of butternut squash/parsnips
Dess- Mom & AL: Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting,
walnut praline ice cream
Me: Valrhona chocolate fondant,
green cardamom caramel,
sea salt and almond ice cream

Lots of other amazing places including one at the Time Warner building, and a cute Italian place.

Went to the Soup Nazi place from Sienfled... sad story... after walking 11 city blocks I found out it doesn't exist anymore. NO SOUP FOR YOU! Sad to miss out on the legendary seafood bisque.

Here's a good idea :D Pour steaming hot espresso over really good ice cream and drop in a hunk of biscotti. Simple but genius!

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