Last weekend, Josh and I were lucky enough to travel to New York for three whole nights by ourselves. We ate and drank very well while we were there, so I thought I'd share some of the highlights.
Best pasta: the ricotta gnocchi at Lupa. I first had them with Katherine back when she was living in New York, and this was one of those rare dishes that lived up to my memory!
Best cocktail: the custom cocktails that we ordered at Lantern's Keep, the bar at the Iroquois Hotel near Times Square. Basically you give the bartender a liquor or a theme to work with, and they will design a drink to suit your tastes. Mine involved London dry gin, lemon juice, orgeat, and absinthe. I'm going to try and re-create it at home, but will have to mix up a batch of orgeat (almond syrup) first. Runner up: The Guthrie Inn on the Upper East Side, a funky speakeasy-type place.
Best overall dish: the vanilla doughnuts we had during brunch at Perilla in the West Village.
The doughnuts were served hot from the fryer with a somewhat tart apple butter, which was a brilliant flavor combination.
We had an amazing weekend despite the frigid temperatures. Thanks again to Donna and Joanna for taking such good care of the kids while we were away!