TOP MEAL was at the marvelous Le Bernardin in midtown. The restaurant is renowned as one of the best seafood-oriented restaurants in the world, and it didn't disappoint. (We had been only once before, for lunch a few years ago.) As fine as the food was, by the way, the wine that I had with my meal was even more memorable. Photos show first course (favorite of the three) of fluke with a jalapeno/lime sauce; crab salad; and a lobster entree. The wines included a deeply satisfying Meursault (white Burgundy, some of the world's best chardonnay), a fine Barolo, and with dessert a Sauternes.
|First course @ Bernardin: fluke fish|
|Crab salad, 2nd course|
|Lobster entree at Le Bernardin|
|Trout with fava beans @ Met Museum|
I had lunch at one of Daniel Boulud's places at the beginning of New York Restaurant Week (going on as I write, in fact), and loved this "Summer Old Fashioned" cocktail. Finally, here's a shot of a favorite Italian appetizer (beef carpaccio) at a theater district spot before we saw the wonderful, Tony Award winning musical, "Once."
|Summer Old Fashioned, yum|
|Appetizer at Osteria al Doge|
Back home now -- picked up a cold along the way, alas -- and getting back to regular exercise and eating.