I’m back from a wonderful weekend spent in New York with my girlfriends! We had such a great time catching up and exploring the city.
Megan and I arrived early Friday morning and headed straight to our friend Melissa’s apartment, to meet her sweet little two month old baby, Tristan.
There was a lot of good eating involved in this trip. Our first stop was for "blunch" at Blend on the Water, a Latin fusion restaurant conveniently located within walking distance from the apartment. This is a great spot to sip cocktails and enjoy the views of the East River and Manhattan.
|Blend Sunset Martini|
|Taquitos De Carne|
Friday evening we went into the city for dinner at Catch NYC , a trendy seafood haven in the heart of Manhattan's Meatpacking District. From the colorful tiled floor at the bar, to the industrial, red metal chairs at the table, the rooftop ambiance at Catch was warm and inviting.
Plate after plate was delivered to the surrounding tables, each with a beautiful and unique presentation. The macaroni and lobster cream, mahi mahi wonton tacos, parmesan-truffle fries and watermelon cocktails all graced our table. The mac and cheese was absolutely delicious. This rich, warm dish of noodles, soaked in mascarpone cheese, accompanied by large chunks of lobster meat and breadcrumbs was exactly what I had a taste for.
We ended the evening with a nightcap at The Standard Plaza, a super cute spot with outdoor seating in a garden-like setting.
Saturday morning we headed out to explore Central Park and the surrounding area.
We had a late lunch at BarBacon, a lively gastropub surrounded by brick walls, providing plenty of seats and a menu full of flavor. It’s all about the bacon at this pork loving bar. We had an awesome lunch and by a strange coincidence, we were able to meet the chef, who so graciously sent out some tasty appetizers.
We started off with selection of artisanal bacon in several different flavors along with lobster dumplings, which haven't made their way to the menu yet, but are sure to be a hit when they do.
I went with Shani's BLT, a delicious sandwich filled with a sunny egg, avocado, mayo, lettuce, tomato and applewood smoked bacon of course. We had such an enjoyable lunch with great service and hospitality.
We made it back to the apartment just in time to watch the sunset over the city. A full day of exploring called for a relaxed evening in with movies and pizza.
Our flight was scheduled for Sunday evening, giving us time to enjoy a few more hours in the city the next day. Our first stop was Laduree for a quick bite and a peak at their colorful macaroons.
We fueled up at this dainty Parisian cafe for a much needed day of shopping. Eleven thousand steps, multiple stores, and a few purchases later, it was time to head back to the South.
The weather was perfect, the food was great and the company was even better. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend with my girlfriends!