As a follow-up to the last post I wanted to mention some of the big highlights from my recent trip to New York City. After an Italian wine tasting from the Tormaresca Winery at Eataly which had a really great ready to drink Chardonnay and red wine made from a grape varietal from Puglia called Negroamaro. The Italian part of the night continued with dinner at Dell’anima in the West Village, my gnocchi was light and perfect.
Friday started with an early morning trip to Central Park to see a concert with Florence + the Machine, then based on a recommendation from a fellow wine connoisseur at Eataly we had breakfast at Sarah Beth’s on Central Park South. And on Friday evening a venture into the Bronx for a Yankees landed us at The Feeding Tree for Jamaican Jerk Chicken and then finally a late night treat at David Chang’s Milk Bar in Midtown.
Saturday was the wedding and my dinner was fantastic. Beet and goat cheese salad to start and I had filet as my entree, but I also heard raves about the sea bass. Mom and I had a spectacular dinner on Sunday at Bar Boulud on the the Upper West Side (picture) and for me the standout was the poached calamari and grilled watermelon salad, I also had a really fantastic flatiron steak.
Our last hoorah was at a small French place just outside Little Italy called Jacques, this place had a deal and a half for lunch, mussels, frites, and a glass of wine or beer for $15.00. All in all we had a fantastic time and really had a chance to eat some amazing food. Looking forward to the next trip back.