6 posts tagged New York

A truly luxurious and complete evening at Eleven Madison Park

Everybody has restaurants that have special meaning for them. For me Eleven Madison Park is one of them even though I had previously only visited it once. So when I was going a week to New York with my wife and I had just gotten a new job celebrating it at EMP was obvious.   Walking in the revolving doors you are impressed by the grand dining room immediately. With about 20m to the ceiling, a massive piece of art at the end and a dining room that fits about 70 people plus the bar ... Continue Reading

Simplicity at Estela

Last year I spent my birthday with my wife at Estela and had a great evening. This year I also spent it in New York again it seemed obvious to return to Estela. What can I say I like traditions. The restaurant is one of the few casual restaurants that have had success on The Worlds 50 Best list. From the street it is like any other New York restaurant with a narrow entrance leading you upstairs. The restaurant is dominated by a big bar, closely located tables and loud background music ... Continue Reading

Contemporary New York cuisine at Contra

I am not sure how or why but a year ago when I started going to New York quite often Contra was one of the first restaurants I wanted to go to. In February, I had a reservation but had to cancel so it took another 8 months until I was finally able to go.   The menu at Contra is pretty. Fixed 5 course menu making it very easy to be a guest. A smaller menu available at the Barr, but why choose a smaller meny when the 5 course looks good:-) We started with a very small snack. ... Continue Reading

Classic mexicanfood in New York at Cosme

Ok I have a thing for mexican food. I love the heat fromt hot chilies, the simplicity of a good taco, the complexity of a mole and the great variety of fresh fruits that is available for desserts and breakfast. Because of this Cosme had ben high on my list of restaurants to eat at since dining at Pujol a year ago. Afterall how would the classic dishes from Mexico work in a New York setting or would they do something brand new? Due to a series of small mishaps only brunch was possoble this ... Continue Reading

Atla – Modern Mexican food in New York

In parts of the world Mexican food equals texmex. Nothing could be further from the truth, which we would experience tonight. In Enrique Olvera’s latest instalment Atla, a casual restaurant in SoHo I was to taste his interpretation of Mexican food in an American setting for the first time. The restaurant is sleek, modern and almost Nordic in sit simplicity and minimalism. Obviously, I felt like home and I knew that we would not be served classic Mexican food.   First ... Continue Reading

A GRAND evening at Eleven Madison Park

One word comes to mind when thinking about my evening at Eleven Madison Park and that is grand. Everything starts when entering the beautiful high ceiling art deco building from 1920 and continues with the extremely friendly and classy waiters to the delicious food. An evening at EMP is like New Years Eve where expectations are high and everybody has on the finest dresses, suits and their biggest smile.   Now for the food. The first serving of the barmenu was an extremely ... Continue Reading