New York City

Just back from a long weekend in this amazing city which we love! We are fortunate enough to have the lovliest of friends,  living right opposite the Flatiron on 5th Avenue, who kindly put us up for a few nights, tell us where to go, take us to amazing places and give us a bit of that ‘local’ feel which we totally relish when abroad.

Hanging out with true New Yorkers at Mad Square Eats https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/news/eats-spring-2016, a twice-annual, month long event gathering a selection of the best foodies in the city, was a high-light of our trip. So was Roberta’s in Brooklyn where we were indulging in the best of American IPA,  70 day old steak and woodburnt pizza whilst enjoying this ramshackled garage place which could only be found by people in the know. http://www.robertaspizza.com/

With the right connections we were fortunate enough to get a table reservation at The Dutch in Soho where head chef Andrew Carmellini offers an all American menu with New York oysters which we probably should have tried but resisted and went for bamboo and beef tartar instead. There is nothing Dutch about this place other than the name. It is a buzzy & busy true New York venue in the middle of Soho and high on our list of recommendations. http://www.thedutchnyc.com/

Below: Roberta’s in Brooklyn

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