After years of yearning to find my true calling and create meaning out of difficult truths, I may have discovered the answer to my quest on a recent trip to New York City with my daughter and a friend. It seems that the answer to life’s questions, big and small […]
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MY daughter and I were given some excellent advice about where to eat and found some fabulous places. To be honest she would have happily eaten cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery all week:-
But when we weren’t holed up in Magnolia’s with cupcakes stuck in each cheek and required some additional sustenance, we went to a couple of fabulous places for breakfast/brunch:-
NORMA’S – in the Parker Meridian hotel. OMG. Absolutely divine blueberry pancakes. The best freshly squeezed orange juice I have ever had and scarily delicious looking chocolate french toast and your own little jars of maple syrup. Cute:-
It doesn’t look like a stereotypical American diner – presumably because it’s in a posh hotel – but the food more than made up for the atmosphere.
The other must go to breakfast place is BUBBIES in Tribeca – just great. Again almost the best blueberry pancakes in town and a more interesting atmosphere.
In the evening we went to these ones:-
BALTHAZAR restaurant in Soho was mentioned several times over – a lively large French restaurant renowned for it’s exceptional design. You have to book. Susan Sarandon is often there apparently, as is a host of other celebs. Excellent food:-
We had to go to an all American steakhouse and WOLFGANG’s was the classic steakhouse we were recommended. There are a few of them around – we went to the midtown one and had a lovely meal. Brilliant (huge) steaks. Great atmosphere, a good menu and lovely service.
We made a bit of a mistake with our order – asked for chips – forgot that we were supposed to order fries – look at these homemade “crisps”!! I have never seen crisps that big before:-
PASTIS was another great place to eat in the evening – or breakfast/Sunday brunch – it’s in the MeatPacking district – very cool:-
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