New York City is definitely a foodie paradise. With every major memorable restaurant known to man (Balthazar, The French Laundry, Clinton Street Baking Co.), and only one little stomach, there simply isn’t time to try everything!
I graced the tables of Buvette, Bouchon Bakery, Ladurée, Papillon and Carmine’s Italian Eatery. Don’t forget pizza at Ray’s and room service at the Waldorf Astoria. Gotta try the hotel room service. In the modified words of Ayn Rand, “tell me everything you know about the hotel’s room service, and I’ll tell you everything you wanted to know about the hotel!” Not exactly what she said, but it could’ve been!
NYC is definitely my kind of town. I loved everything about it – the night lights, the cramped city streets, the mirage of skyscrapers, Tiffany’s. With so many wonderful pictures, my Instagram account went mad crazy!
I even drove past 1040 5th Avenue (Jackie O’s NYC Central Park apartment), enjoyed the vista from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, and hung out at M&M world…because, as tourists, we must do these things! But above all, I loved the food!
Number of days away from my stove – 5
Theme Song – Keith Urban “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16.”
Accommodations – Waldorf Astoria
Favorite Food Find – One word – Buvette NYC!
Best Food Sign – Oh, the rum!
Unexpected Food Find – The food court beneath the Plaza Hotel. Every major name in food…all in one place!
Lest we forget the French! – Grab a slice of Cake au Crème de Marrons Cake from Lady M Cakes! Almond Genoise, Chantilly Cream, Chestnut Cream and Candied Chopped Walnuts. Mouth wateringly delicious!
Favorite Memory – Dad and I having tea at Ladurée. A frilly room where my dad lovingly sipped tea from a dainty teacup. How sweet is that?
After a long weekend spent perusing the lovely New York city streets, how about a mesmeric stroll down memory lane with this Bicerin. Forgive the funny name! This one’s worth every sip! Part latte, part mocha, all strong flavors and Buvette charm. A perfect sipper after a lovely dinner or a city stroll. A harkening call to the winter chill lingering in the summer air.
- 1oz bittersweet chocolate shavings
- A double shot of dark Nespresso
- Sweet Chantilly Lace, for topping
- Chocolate shavings, for decoration
- Place 1oz of bittersweet chocolate shavings in the bottom of your favorite coffee mug. Top with steaming hot Nespresso...straight out of the machine.
- Let stand for 1-2 minutes to allow the chocolate to melt and slowly incorporate into the coffee.
- Top with sweet Chantilly Lace and chocolate shavings for a sweetly finished presentation!
- Resist the temptation to use milk chocolate in this recipe. The dark chocolate makes all the difference in the world!