Sunday, January 31, 2010

Poor me... but not really

Lizza, Nate's sister, is really into the food network. I enjoy it as well, but Lizza and her husband Zach love it. Lizza planned a lot of her trip to NY around restaurants she wanted eat at. On the Friday that they were here, she got reservations to one of Gordon Ramsey's (of Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares) restaurants, Maze, at 5:30pm. We didn't have a babysitter for that early, so I said I wouldn't go. Well, turns out it was amazing, of course, it was their favorite restaurant of all the places we went while they were here. They got to do a tasting menu, where the chef plans everything and they bring it out to you at certain times, and they are all very spectacular. They said it was such a cool (and delicious) dining experience. :( I was sad I couldn't go. Yes, I felt very sorry for myself. Oh well. I can't complain too much. The other restaurants I got to go to during their visit were:

Carmine's, Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, Serendipity 3, and Harold Dieterle's (winner of Top Chef) Perilla. Mesa Grill was my favorite out of the ones that I went to. Yum! We also we had brunch at a yummy French restaurant on 68th and Columbus, can't remember the name, but yum-my. And to make it even better, Asher and Sayer were perfect little angels, which was convenient, as the place was a little fancier than we were aiming for. We went to Magnolia bakery a couple times, mostly to get their banana pudding, which is oh-so-scrumptious. Nate and I also shared our favorite neighborhood sushi and pizza places with Lizza, as well as our favorite market which has the most scrumptious fresh juices and pastries. Mmmm... so much good food in NY.

Pics from Serendipity:

Awww, for cute!

Sultry version

Nate's dad and Lizza

Lizza and Nate in front of the restaurant

Me and Lizza

1 comment:

Schmath said...

Sounds like my kind of a vacation! I think every vacation should be planned around food.