Yay for being back in the city! The past week was the first week in a while that I've actually spent in the city (though I am now in Boston). What did I do to take advantage of the break from traveling? Why, I made sure to spend lots of money on food of course!
I made sure to pop into North End Grill as it has become one of my staple restaurants in New York. It's probably one of the only good restaurants in the financial district. Plus, the fantastic scotch collection doesn't hurt. I followed that up with a lovely dinner at Tocqueville, which has been on my must visit list for the past year or so. It definitely did not disappoint, though it did burn a significant hole in my wallet.
Finally, I was able to celebrate a friend's very belated birthday at Bouley on Saturday with some of my favorite ladies. Somehow we all independently decided that yellow was the color of the day. Besides the odd confirmation rule and the slight morning mishaps, I really liked Bouley. Everything about the restaurant was quirky but comfortable. It's one of those sleepy places that you would miss from the outside, but the inside was reminiscent of a scene from the Renaissance period. My favorite was the wall of apples in the foyer as you walk in. The lunch tasting menu (5 courses for 55) was well worth the price and absolutely delicious!
Enjoy the pictures!