In an attempt to make up for the scarcity of posts you may have not seen in the last few months, I wanted to take the opportunity to catch you up on my culinary adventures. To do so, I’ve included some of my favorite highlights from February to July to date and look forward to keeping you updated in the coming weeks including my two NYC Restaurant Week reservations. You’ll have to stay tuned to find out where! :)
In February, I started out at Bell Book & Candle , a place I had been trying to go for quite some time but found it difficult to get a reservation due to the “farm to table” trend craziness. I mean, after all, the restaurant has its own aeroponic rooftop tower garden where they grow their own seasona produce. I thoroughly enjoyed all the delectable dishes on the menu including the caviar pancakes and filet. They keep these seasonal people, so keep in mind the menu may be different when you go.
Caviar Pancakes at Bell Book & Candle
Filet at Bell Book & Candle
Next up was Fashion Week. Of course during the week that is, you barely find a moment in time to grab something, so I spent some time hanging out with the lovely crew at the amNewYork “Fit in Fashion” Pop-Up Lounge serving Voli vodka – 1/3 less calories. Yum! Cocktails continued at Leather Japan’s collection at Lincoln Center.
amNewYork “Fit in Fashion” Pop-Up Lounge
Leather Japan at New York Fashion Week February 2012
Of course the February adventures didn’t stop there. I ventured to Los Angeles and then onto Vegas for some amazing grub including The Grill on Hollywood, Rosa Mexicano, Tao Las Vegas and Delphine at W Hollywood.
Grill on Hollywood
Rosa Mexicano West Hollywood
Tao Las Vegas
Tao Las Vegas Sushi
Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Wok Vegetables at Tao Las Vegas
Delphine at the W Hollywood
Omelette with Fine Herbs & Potatoes at Delphine at the W Hollywood
Tea Forte at Delphine at W Hollywood – so cool!
March and April brought foreign eating adventures including Kaia Wine Bar featuring South African cuisine and my second trip to Havana Cuba to an amazing paladar (privately owned Cuban restaurants, mostly by families) called the Doctor Cafe, local arts markets and more on a dance and music research trip.
Kaia Wine Bar grilled cheese
Parsnip soup at Kaia Wine Bar
Enjoying local fare at the artist market in Havana
Artist Market “cheers” in Havana, Cuba
Helado in Havana (ice cream!)
Doctor Cafe Havana, Cuba
Grilled Octopus at Doctor Cafe
Flan at Doctor Cafe
May and June marked closer to home with local NYC eateries including The London NYC Hotel (including a kitchen tour!), Pier 9 for amazing seafood and unlimited boozy brunch, a very special Zacapa Rum tasting event with global women’s network 85 Broads and a Kahlua brunch with Daily Candy at Hotel Gansevoort.
The London NYC
Hannah eyeing the dessert platter at The London NYC
Kitchen tour at The London NYC
Kitchen at The London NYC
Pier 9 Brunch – Burger with Peekytoe crab
Zacapa rum pairing with an amazing filet
Zacapa rum and scallops
Kahlua Brunch with Daily Candy
Kahlua Espresso Martini
Kahlua Brunch at Hotel Gansevoort
And July, well, even though we’re still in the month was ushered in with fireworks for Kristian’s birthday aboard the Star of Palm Beach. More adventures to come!
Star of Palm Beach – Happy 4th!