we start our day at Hakkasan for the prix fixe lunch - food there is really fab- we have been before and it is worth a repeat visit- the décor is stunning and the lunch crowd runs the gamut of ages and types of visitors (business, social, tourists)
the wagyu beef chow fun
fried dim sum-
duck spring rolls- excellent - all duck no filler- a must order as an addition to the prix fixe set lunch -
the meal comes with the dumpling course a main (here the beef and below that the shrimp) and rice and bok choy along with dessert- we added the chow fun and duck course to round out...
house made and very fresh macarons!
below the menu choices:
from there we walked across town- the weather was perfect and so we sat in Bryant Park for a while just people watching and relaxing after lunch- in the late afternoon we headed back to our terrace as daughter Angela and friend Maryanne were coming for wine on the terrace- our plastic cups were not exactly luxe but the view satisfied everyone!
the above signage from the horror that is 42nd street near Times Square- what an awful area- if you could believe it we saw people actually eating at APPLEBEE'S!!!!
- all I can say is OMG- what are/were they thinking?
we were not the only ones with the idea of sitting outside on a beautiful autumn day-
back to our home away from home and terrace happy hour and then we headed north for dinner with Angela and Lee to Caravaggio-
the king crab salad was fab- both Lee and I ordered it and we were happy campers-
Phil and I shared a white truffle risotto special as a middle course- it may not look like much but it tasted like heaven-
Phil ordered lamb for his main and I ordered the chicken meatballs from the appetizer menu - knowing the meal was going to be numerous courses-
my espresso panna cotta was very good but didn't make it to the "to die for" category-
the service was excellent- extremely professional but still warm and welcoming-
we had nice Nebbiolo for wine and Angela and I had "girl" cocktails (LOL)
it was a lovely evening - all the food was good but the company was what made the night- both Angela and Lee were relaxed and happy and it made me think of something my old boss once said to me in relation to his own kids
"they say (the famous THEY) that you are only as happy as your least happy child" - and that evening I think we could say Phil was happy (LOL)