Sunday, November 29, 2009

NYC - Day 2

One of my favorite things to do in New York is to just walk the city.  There is so much to see and it is truly the best example in the world of "melting pot".  There are people from every corner of the globe.  The shops, restaurants, carts, museums, and most of all people are so varied and so different it causes me to wander around aimlessly just watching and observing.  Maybe it's because I'm a small town mountain boy from northern New Mexico, but I never tire of this show.  The sea of humanity....

My culinary wanderings took me to a most refined mall eatery.  Bouchon Bakery.  There are few "malls" in the country like the one at Columbus Circle and there are few "mall" restaurants like Bouchon.  Created by big papa T. Keller, it is comfortable, easy and light.  I took in the view of the circle and central park while eating a most elegant grilled cheese and tomato soup.  From there I walked halfway down Manhattan to meet up with some very beautiful dinner dates.   Dinner was at Lure Fishbar, a fantastic seafood restaurant designed to look like the interior of a yacht.  The chef, Josh Capon, is a most animated fellow.  He personally delivered each and every morsel of super fresh fish and shellfish to our table.  He was also heavy on the jokes and shouting.  Turns out it happened to be his birthday, and as soon as the plates were out he was with his buddies doing shots.  Awesome guy, awesome restaurant and awesome dinner companions.  

No boozing for me tonight.  Tomorrow morning is my appearance on Martha Stewart.  I will need my energy and my wits.  She runs a tight ship from what I remember...

1 comment:

  1. Lure Fishbar is one of my favorite restaurants on the city. The food is excellent and the service can't be beat.

    I can't wait to see what other restaurants you visit while you are in NYC!