Making Up For Lost Time: February-July Eating Adventures

Dear readers:

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

Zacapa rum pairing with an amazing filet

Zacapa rum and scallops

Kahlua Brunch with Daily Candy

Kahlua Espresso Martini

Kahlua Brunch at Hotel Gansevoort

Kahlua brunch

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!

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