I spent last weekend in a wonderful, pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming kind of way. I went to New York City for a girls weekend! No kids. No husbands. Just three moms getting a chance to have fun and pretend our only responsibilities included shopping on 5th Avenue and having wine with lunch. I’ll spare you the hundred pictures I took (Yes, I unabashedly played the tourist role. I took a picture of everything.) and instead share a few of our adventures in the form of a collage. The weekend included Chelsea Market, SoHo, Central Park, 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, a Broadway show (An American in Paris–incredible!), Bryant Park, and lots of walking. Oh, and food. Food, glorious, food! That’s what this post is supposed to be about, so let me share with you some of the fabulous things I got to eat during the weekend.
Our first lunch was at one of the restaurants in Chelsea Market. This was actually our 3rd choice, but we were starving and couldn’t wait 40 minutes for a table.This ended up being a good choice as we had a tasty lunch. I had the Asian salad, which was really good. With a glass of chardonnay. Because, why not?
For dinner that evening we went to Park Avenue Autumn. I highly recommend this place. Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. First they served us pumpkin bread and caramel apple bites. Loved the presentation. (Sorry, I had to use my flash for most of these pictures as the restaurants were dark.) For my entree I had the halibut with black truffles and a brioche-crusted poached egg. I ate every bite you see on that plate. It was fantastic.
For dinner Saturday night we ate at Bond 45. We each ordered an appetizer and split them. Mushroom, artichokes, and fresh mozzarella and tomatoes.
Everything was good, but that house-made mozzarella was the stuff dreams are made of. They make their own pasta in-house also, so I knew I had to try it for my entree. I ordered the spinach pesto ravioli. Even though I’d just had a spinach-pesto combination for brunch, it sounded best to me so that’s what I got. It was a good choice. Loved it!My friends weren’t as happy with their entrees, but I loved mine. Since we’d only had brunch that day, we agreed we had plenty of room for dessert. I had a flourless almond chocolate cake. So rich and delicious!
My friend ordered the chocolate mousse and I just have to share. The menu said, “served tableside” but we had no idea that meant the waiter would be piling her plate with enough dessert to serve an army. Seriously, who can eat that much?! Very strange. I guess it’s meant to be shared?
Although the service was slow, it was a great place to have our final meal in New York City. We toasted with Bloody Marys and Mimosas. It’s hard to believe this is what I was doing just a few days ago. How quickly we get back into our daily routine. For brunch I had a Vegetable Eggs Benedict. I’m a sucker for hollandaise sauce. This was incredible.
Have I made you hungry looking at all this food? I know I’m starving just writing about it! This was such a great weekend all around; I hope you enjoyed seeing the delicious food of New York City!