After weeks of J.P. traveling from one coast to other (L.A. to New York), I decided to relieve my fatigued and over-stressed husband by meeting him in New York. Okay, okay, so I admit I’m not a total saint in this situation…my intentions were (at least) partially selfish. I absolutely love Manhattan, and thought this was the perfect excuse for a mini vacay with my hubby! A city girl at heart, it’s my opinion that there are really only two real cities in America (at least that I’ve been to)- Los Angeles and New York. This declaration is based mostly on the fact that the cultural, recreational, and culinary experiences these two cities have to offer are pretty much unparelleled. That being said, J.P. and I had a fabulous trip filled with waaaaaaaay too much food. In other words, my perfect vacation.
The Fab Housewife in New York
While in New York, we stayed at the historic Waldorf Astoria. Here are pictures of our classically elegant room:
Standing next to the Waldorf Astoria clock in New York, which was actually created for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
One of the trip highlights was our picnic and walk in New York’s Central Park! Here’s my sexy super model. ;)
It’s an oasis in the middle of the busiest city in America. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
Saturday night was our official date night. J.P. took me to a darling little restaurant on the Upper West Side, Recipe. He chose this spot after a recommendation from a friend, who’s brother happens to be the chef…and what a fabulous recommendation it was! We began our meal with two fabulous appetizers: Pan-seared scallops and oysters (compliments of the chef). But the main course was to die for! I ordered the halibut with baby brocolini, eggplant, tomato confit, and melted leeks. J.P. had the pork chop, which came with snap peas, collard greens, sweet potato, and pineapple glaze. We also shared a side of macaroni and cheese (awesome!). I pride myself I being a great orderer. I always seem to know exactly what to get, and almost never leave a good restaurant disappointed. While the halibut was absolutely amazing- blew my mind even, this was probably the first time I wished I had ordered J.P.’s entre. The pork chop was so tastey, I am still thinking about it almost a week later. Fortunately, my husband is very generous, and offered to share his if I shared mine. DEAL! For dessert, we couldn’t decide between the chocolate pignoli tarte, and the cast iron fired banana tarte tartin, so naturally, we ordered both. O…..M……….Geeeeeeeeee! These were amazing- J.P. still dreams about the banana tarte at night.
We topped off our vacation with a trip to the famous Serendipity, where we enjoyed (inhaled) their signature frozen hot chocolate. It was the perfect ending to an amazing weekend!