Ok well that was a slight fib – The post should be named “Around NYC in 5 Plates and 2 Drinks,” but that didn’t sound as good…. and the “Hot Child in the City” refers to how hot and humid it was when I was there! ….(and is a title of a Sex and The City episode…which anytime I can reference anything to do with SATC I take the liberty to do so).
Onto the food (and drinks) – here are my highlights over a 5 day trip of trying new, hot places to drink and dine.
Let the photos do the speaking for themselves.
IMO a perfect culinary day would look like this:
AM – Rise and Shine – If you are in NYC you have to get your morning coffee at Dean and Deluca, no question.
Early Afternoon – Because let’s be real you woke up in the last moments of the morning (you are in NYC after all) and it is now 1pm, so breakfast is out of the question. Therefore, head to Balthazar for your first meal of the day brunch..lunch.. call it what you would like and have The Nicoise Salad.
Mid Afternoon Refresher – Because the heat and shopping can be taxing..
So stop by the Mercer Hotel and have their Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktail.
Early Evening – Having the amazingly delicious, but simple Ricotta Crostini at Locanda Verde.
Dinner First Course – Check out ACME – a bustling, happening spot with an eclectic menu. Try out their Burrata salad with pickled raw vegetables.
Dinner Entree – A culinary experience explains what CORTON is and was. A 7 course tasting menu is what you are in for when you dine here. I favored the pork course. Pork 3 different ways, with a side of pork rind.. yes pork rind.
Late Night.. Best Part of the Day – Dessert – The first time I went here was 7 years ago… but this cake is engrained in my brain as my favorite dessert ever… I swear it will be my wedding cake.
Banana Cake at Billy’s Bakery. Amazeballs.
Eat-Drink-and Be Merry in NYC ~