While all the demolition was happening, I was spending my time with a friend in New York. We had planned a visit during restaurant week and it just happened to coincide with construction. Truly, I lead a charmed life!
Sunday I was whisked from the airport to Carnegie Deli. I was confronted by a HUGE pastrami sandwich. We also ordered a corned beef one and split them so we had half of each kind. Not that we could eat it all. We took a substantial doggie bag home.
Monday morning began the eating fun. Our first lunch was at Le Caprice.
I started with a salad of mixed beets, walnuts and goat cheese but forgot to take a photo. Next up was Wild Mushroom Risotto and for dessert Scandinavian Iced Berries. That may have been the best dessert of the week. Frozen berries of all sorts in a bowl and table side they poured melted white chocolate over the top.
Tuesday we started off with a swim so we could burn off some of those Monday (and Sunday) calories. Lunch was at Alto. A really beautiful restaurant, and I seriously want one of those lamps for my dining room.
I managed to photograph everything this time. It’s not easy to take pictures in fancy restaurants with no flash and without looking too much like a crazy person. All I could think of each time was an old episode of “That Girl” where she took pictures in a department store with a banana camera. I don’t think a banana would have been less conspicuous though.
Back to the food. Insalata Mista Invornale which means salad with apple, beets and gorgonzola; Brasato di Manzo which was amazing braised short ribs, polenta and kale and finally Panna Cotta a meyer lemon panna cotta with huckleberry yogurt sorbet and granola.
Nothing to do after a lunch like that but to shop it off. We visited the MOMA store and then saw some wonderful quilts at the Folk Art museum.
Next we took a subway ride to visit Purl Soho
a lovely quilt shop. I did resist however! Then a little walk to Dean and Deluca for dinner to go. On the way I learned that you cannot judge how deep a puddle is by looking at it. It was icy cold nearly up to my ankle. That woke me up! One last stop on the way home at Dessert Delivery where we picked up a red velvet cupcake that was labeled as “Oprah’s favorite”
There’s some cupcake along with two flavors of Donut Plant doughnuts – meyer lemon and peanut and jelly. It was a good thing that doughnut place was not close to us or we would have eaten many more of them.
- – marcella