|A NYC Valentine|
Upon arrival we headed to Maysville for cocktails and dinner. After imbibing a Kentucky Redbird (a bourbon and fruity concoction), I then decided to move on to the Willett Pot Still, neat. Mmmm! The food highlight was the seared beef with radish and apple. The bartenders were friendly, especially since we arrived right as they opened. We ate in the dining room for our meal and the restaurant filled up quickly. Coordination of courses proved to be a bit bumpy leaving us with multiple plates jockeying for position.
|An awesome bar shelf|
|Seared beef with radish and apple. A wonderful dish from Maysville.|
Walking back to the hotel we stumbled upon Eataly. Wow! a bit overwhelming. We couldn't resist ordering the Nutella Affogato.
|Decadent after dinner dessert/coffee from Eataly.|
The next morning we headed to The Met. The museum is big and contains a wide variety of art and artifacts. We were particularly enchanted with the vibrancy of the Thomas Hart Benton paintings and delighted by the Oceanic exhibit.
|Thomas Hart Benton - July Hay|
|Crocodile Ceiling Panel|
|The blue hat is awesome|
|A wonderful Cab from Paso Robles|
|Enjoying a French Dip sandwich at The Met|
After lunch we saw armored knights and Dutch masters.
|The armor collection is impressive|
|Govert Flinck - Bearded Man with a Velvet Cap|
The following day we attempted to walk around the city and enjoy a few outdoor sites. The frozen fountain at Bryant Park was really cool (actually frozen). And we wandered around Rockefeller Plaza.
|The frozen fountain was fascinating|
|Billowing flags at Rockefeller Plaza. No wonder we were cold.|
|Bright colors and funky furniture at Robert|
|What a view!|
|Potato and Watercress Soup. The right starter on a frigid day.|
|Waiting to check coats. We carried ours.|
|Gustav Klimt - Hope II|
After chaos we needed to relax a wee bit before dinner. A glass of sparkling at the Morrell Wine Bar did the trick.
And then we plunged right back into chaos visiting Don Antonio for pizza. Crowded, loud, and busy, but delicious wood-fired pies.
|The crowd at Don Antonio.|
|Margherita with Sausage. Wood-fired Deliciousness.|
|NYC - Fun Times|