I just got back from a weekend in NYC, for a very important Umamimart Reunion Dinner, hosted by Yamahomo (post coming!). Even though I really only had two full days in the city, I bounced around and hit some of my favorite haunts. It felt good to be back, if only for a few days. The air was warm and everyone had a spring in their step. There's no place like New York--the spirit and energy is such an incredible force.
I took pictures of everything I ate and drank. Duh. Here is the creme de la creme of this trip.
The Sage Advice cocktail at Craftbar.
Platter of Hama Hamas, French Kiss', Kumamotos, Naked Cowboys (!), Penn Coves, Skookums, and Cherrystone clams, at the Grand Central Oyster Bar.
Octopus with chorizo at Craftbar.
Steak tartare at Balthazar.
3am bowl of shrimp wonton noodle soup at Great NY Noodle Town.
Hibiscus and Blood Orange donuts by Bed Stuy's Dough, at the Brooklyn Flea.
Cocktails at Hotel del Mano.
The Di Fara Classic. Had to go see Signore Domenico!
Martini at Balthazar.
The Vampiro at Fonda in Park Slope.
Cherry blossoms at Cafe Colette in Williamsburg.
New York is home. Sweet home.