Saturday, February 5, 2011

A fabulous 30th in the Big Apple

This says it all. (From Le Bernardin's Christmas card.)
I celebrated in style not too long ago in a very Christmasy New York. It was an amazing time spent with friends in a city just far enough away from home. I visited the home of Batali, stayed with The Donald, and hung out at the best people-watching spot I've ever been. I pretty much lived like Gwyneth for 3 days. (Except for those few requisite hours I spent with Shawn at the Olive Garden in Times Square.)  

Our hotel opened onto this block of Spring St. On the right is Aquagrill, an amazing seafood place with offerings at variety of price-points (despite its $$$ rating), and on the left, the great grassroots New York food charity God's Love We Deliver

I felt very close to Mario in the 50,000–square-foot Italian foods warehouse that is Eataly.
I always hate being guilted into going to top of 30 Rock until I see the pictures.

I think about going back at least a few times a week.