Wednesday, June 16, 2010
New York 2010 -- Day 1
A big part of day one was spent just wandering around mid-town. I don't multi-task well enough to pull out my camera in the middle of a big crush of people, so the photos above start at dinner time. We went to Maison, our favorite spot for a lovely meal before a Broadway show. We were more than a little bummed that they hadn't set up their outdoor dining area yet, but the inside tables had their charm as well. And the food....oh the food! For the month of May, they were participating in an event called Organically French to benefit City Harvest. So, in addition to their regular menu, they had a special menu with organic, local options. I ordered the organic, local asparagus and wild mushroom puff pastry, and OH MY GOSH, it was so friggin' good!! I still think about it. For dessert, I had profiteroles from the regular menu, and these look better than they actually were. I don't really eat much sugar anymore, so dessert has to be amazing for me to enjoy it. These were just OK. I kind of wish I had ordered dessert off of the City Harvest menu.
After dinner, we went to see Fela! and I loved it! The music played over and over in my head for days after. My mom and I were still singing one of the songs to each other after we were back in Virginia : ).