This is my first post here, but I'd like to thank Chowhound for all the posts I've read antecipating my trip in April14. You helped me a lot! I stayed 8 days and I'd like to share my impressions with you.
April 14: breakfast at Clinton street Baking Company (Ihad the blueberry pancakes, which were amazing and my companion had eggs benedict); quick lunch at Katz (both of us had the pastrami sandwich, which were as terrific as our last year's trip in April 2009); drinks at PDT (outstanding!); more drinks at Mayahuel with tortillas and another dish that mixes scallops and chorizo which were very good.
April 15: capuccinos and cupcakes at Sugar Sweet Sunshine (we had lemon and pistacchio. IMO, the pistacchio ones were the best cupcakes of my stay in NY); we didn't want to sit for lunch so we had hot dogs at Gray Papaya's; drinks at Death+Company; dinner at Pearl Oyster Bar (fryed oysters, then we both had lobster rolls, which I had been dreaming of since April 2009).
April 16: we had a late breakfast at Schiller's (I had bagel and lox; he had scrambled eggs with bacon and fries);; 2 Little Red Hens cupcakes (strawberry and raspberry) at Dean and Deluca (they were very good, although I would have better tryed other flavors, but their shop was a bit out of our way as our hotel was in LES). Then at dinner, we went to the highlight of the trip: Le Bernardin. At the bar, dry martinis with pistacchio petit fours. We had the small version of the tasting menu, with a crab salad as amuse-bouche; tuna and toasted baguette with foie gras (fantastic); octopus and fermented black beans (delicious); scallops carpaccio (I asked the maitre if I could have scallops instead of any dish and he suggested changing the skate one, it was amazing!); strip bass with corn cannelonni (good); kobe beef with white tuna (amazing); for dessets we had first the mascarpone, which was good and the excellent pear and cinnamon caramel parfait; then espressos and mingardises. It was a fantastic experience!
Pearl Oyster Bar
18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
126 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
304 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003