My sisters and I and our friend Lily usually visit New York the week before Christmas, it’s become a yearly tradition. We have afternoon tea at the Plaza, walk around Central Park, visit The Met, the Museum of Modern Art, hang out in SoHo and we always have brunch at Balthazar, you have to go to Balthazar at least once while in NYC, it’s an institution. Everyone who is anyone goes to Balthazar. There is also a bakery attached to the restaurant and that too is a must.
Another restaurant we love is Lupa Osteria. They make an amazing Spaghetti Carbonara and a mean negroni. While in New York because of the time difference we usually end up having 4 meals, with an individual stop at Shake Shack, my favorite location is the one inside Grand Central Station, it’s our favorite for Magnolia Bakery too.
And another restaurant I love is La Mercerie, the atmosphere is divine, I love the space, the décor and the fact that we can shop if we feel like it. It’s one of the first restaurants where you can dine and shop at the same time. My favorite area is the little bar nook, makes me want to order a fancy drink but I usually stick to champagne, like Drappier.
Bon Appétit…….and to my next visit to NYC…..