I could sing the praises of our visit to New York City and I will, trust me, I will. Today I thought I would share a bit about our hotel and all of the delicious food we tasted on our delayed anniversary trip. First off, our family arranged all of our fun and it was perfect. From the hotel, to the anniversary dinner to the Broadway show…it was all perfect and so appreciated. Chris thinks we should celebrate our 40th anniversary every year.
Our hotel, Park Hyatt, located on West 57th street across from Carnegie Hall was posh and perfect in every way. We loved it.
Fancy schmancy, right?
I had to take a picture of this “picture” on the wall.
My favorite feature was the mirror tv in the bathroom. Seriously, how fun is this? I was more impressed than Chris apparently.
There was one minor mishap because it is me after all. I did not realize that when I closed one of the sliding doors in the bathroom the other one automatically closed. My poor finger got smashed but fortunately Dr. Chiles assisted me in ring removal mere seconds after it happened or I am afraid it would have been much worse. I was finally able to get my rings back on a week later. I am not cut out for fancy hotels apparently.
But on to more enjoyable things. Food. We ate well. The room included room service breakfast so you can be sure we did that.
Our anniversary dinner was at an amazing French restaurant called La Grande Boucherie. It was divine. We had a great table by a window and enjoyed stellar service and food.
We started off with a toast.
My beet salad was seriously one of the best ones that I have ever had and I have had quite a few.
I chose steak frites and even though I could not eat it all I gave it a fair go. Chris got salmon but I forgot to take a picture. You will have to image it.
Our favorite creme brûlée for dessert complete with a chocolate anniversary message finished out the meal.
They presented us with a book about the restaurant that even has some recipes if I decide to get fancy and cook something. What a lovely remembrance.
I know you need to see some more food pictures so here you go. Just a few, I don’t want you to get too hungry.
Before we went to the show we stopped at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar and ordered The Tower which had lots of fun nibbles on it that surprisingly filled us up.
Another meal at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) featured yet another yummy beet salad. There is a theme here.
Finally, one final food picture from our hotel restaurant before we left for the airport and I got a yummy avocado toast .
Food is always a fun thing to enjoy when you are on vacation. Do you enjoy trying new things when you travel or do you tend to stay with the things you are familiar with? I would love to know so leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause for Copeland Oaks Library.
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Do pringles and gummies count?
I’m so happy for you and Chris- what a superlative trip! Thanks for sharing so much- love the foodie photos and yes, your room was fantastic! We are always open to trying new foods- in New York you could try something wonderful all the time, right? (But you started your day with oatmeal- good for you!) Feel free to share more photos!
You caught the oatmeal! I do love it but not every day like you!
Such fun! I really loved our first NYC experience in December. Want to return for sure! Here’s a special memory: I called my parents from JFK because I knew Dad would get a kick out of it as that’s the airport he was based out of for years with Pan Am. That’s the last time I spoke with my mom.
What a memory— you will ALWAYS carry that with you and be grateful you made that call. ❤️
Awwww, Gretchen. How sweet and sad. I’m so sorry. I remember my last call with my mom too. Didn’t know it was the last, will remember it forever. Sending you hugs.
Oh New York City! Sigh. I think I need to order beet salad next time it’s on the menu. I’m sorry about your finger, that must have HURT!! I LOVE the tile in the bathroom of your room. Fancy is right! What a great gift your family gave you! I agree with your husband, you should celebrate your wedding every year with a great trip like this one. We’re on our 33rd year…I don’t think we should wait till 40 to go somewhere wonderful. Right?
Looks like you had an amazing 40th!
I love trying new food when we travel. Your pictures look delicious, especially the beet salads.
Happy & Blessed 40th Anniversary! What wonderful memories you made. I must agree it was a perfect trip.
Happy 40th wedding anniversary, a little late! What a wonderful way to celebrate from that fancy hotel to the food. Cheers to many more wonderful years together!