On Saturday, I woke up at 7:30am to a beautiful day with absolutely nothing to do. I’d love to know why on days I have to be at work, I have a hard time waking up, but on weekends I’m happily up at the crack of dawn. Anyway- I didn’t want to wake Kc so I quietly snuck out to the gym for a little until it was a reasonable time to wake him.
We are usually so busy on weekends- we’re rarely have a free weekend at home. We wanted to make the most of the fact that it was sunny and 50 degrees- so we decided to go into the city. We started by being tourists in Times Square, followed by a walk to The Plaza for lunch. In the basement of the Plaza, there is a restaurant called Todd English’s Food Hall and it’s proven to be our favorite spot in the city. There are so many different options in terms of food- there is a raw bar, a sushi bar, a BBQ area, a burger grille, a salad area… the list goes on. You get seated as you would in a traditional restaurant, but the multiple kitchens are open so you can see everything going on.
We started with shrimp dumplings and a round of beers.
For lunch Kc got a kobe beef burger which I couldn’t help but have a few bites of… amazing. I opted for a healthier option… a Kale salad with procuitto, butternut squash, figs, and a side of salmon. I can honestly say it was the best salad I’ve ever had. It was fresh and flavorful and I’ll definitely be going back for more.
After lunch, we walked around the outside food hall area, where the desserts are located. There’s a cake bar, a frozen yogurt station, and a macaroon shop. I got a raspberry lychee macaroon and Kc got a salted carmel macaroon. The taste totally brought me back to Paris.
Afterwards we walked across the street to Central Park, where we found our favorite spot; Big Rock.
We sat in the sun and enjoyed the view along with the other thousand people that had the same idea we had.
We had a really fun day. It’s always great to be reminded of how close we are to New York City. I know that when warmer weather arrives, we’ll be doing this quite a lot.