You can read Part 1 about lunch at Buvette here.
After lunch on Friday, we took the Subway down to the Financial District to say hello to the boyfriend’s cousin who works in one of the Amex Towers. We were also kind of at a loss with how to spend the rest of our afternoon. (Our hosts were not expecting to get home from work until at least 7 pm.) While waiting for her to get down to the lobby we took in a nice view of the 9/11 Memorial and all of the construction on the new tower, 1 World Trade Center.
As suspected, Carrie (cousin) was full of suggestions. So back on the Subway we went to 59th Street. As all good tourists should when in New York, we hit up FAO Shwarz. I wish I had a picture of one of us on the giant piano, but there were just too many children having a good time. However, we did see one of only 10 custom made Barbie Foosball tables you could buy for $24,999.00.
From there we walked over to the Plaza Hotel to get drinks. Yes $20 for one drink is a lot, but for this cheezeball the experience of a $20 manhattan in Manhattan at the Plaza was well worth it.
Dinner was at The Stanton Social, a trendy tapas restaurant that serves some pretty incredible dishes. A big thanks to Carrie for getting that reservation. I do have to apologize for the quality of the photos though, it was very dark in the restaurant and all I had was my iPhone.
The pierogies were quite the favorite. I think it had something to do with the truffle creme fraiche. I wonder what a little truffle oil/salt would do to sour cream? Other future home kitchen experiments inspired by this meal include blood orange jalapeno margaritas and french onion soup dumplings.