To dine at the three Michelin star restaurant Le Bernardin with the whole family, you must be either quite wealthy or celebrating life. In our case, it was most certainly the latter! (Fortunately or not, this is another debate.) In any case, the dinner was absolutely flawless, from the beginning to the end. The setting, the service, the wine, the food, not a single gripe!
Ever since my boys left home for college, I have loved Sunday’s brunch. It’s a great way to get the family back together at a very convenient time for everyone! I moved to NY this past summer and I’ve had the pleasure of brunching and trying out many places. This is my personal ranking from one to ten.
Two brothers, Oliver and Leo, travelled from California to the East coast and they had the biggest cultural shock ever in NYC! There were no real Taqueria (taco stalls) in NYC! Certainly not like the ones they loved in their native Northern California. Hence they decided to remedy this dramatic situation, and Dos Toros was born!
Eatsa is a fast-food chain that serves fresh vegetarian salads and quinoa bowls. What’s the difference between Eatsa and another chain that serves salads? Well, Eatsa seems to come straight from The Jetsons – remember them?
One of the great pleasures of being in Manhattan is being able to walk for hours with no particular goal, especially in some areas like Chinatown, where the streets are no longer denominated by street numbers and one can easily get lost. I love to stroll through this neighborhood and discover the Chinese grocery stores, fish markets, and local shops that populate the area. Chinatown in NYC is quite exotic!
(Closed for renovation)
There was a scene in the movie Sex and the City where Charlotte says: “I read in the newspaper that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan”. Miranda, who was living in Brooklyn, answered: “Whoever wrote that article lives in Brooklyn”!
Harlem, Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster… any of these sound familiar?
Dons Bogam is an interesting combination of Korean BBQ and wine bar in the middle of Koreatown. The restaurant has a very modern and chic décor where you can sample a wide range of Korean foods. The façade is made of glass rectangles framed with metallic supports, allowing you to see the atmosphere inside the restaurant.
Amazing 66 is the first Chinese restaurant I went to in Chinatown ten years ago. Since then it has become our family Chinese restaurant.
This little restaurant is a very charming spot to enjoy a brunch with family on Sundays. I have also been there for dinner and I know lunch is available as well. A few blocks from Columbia University, Flat Top is always busy with young and less young people.