New York is a shopaholic’s paradise! There’s a plethora of department stores, boutiques, independents and chains, from affordable to outrageous, from casual to haute couture, you get the point. Luckily many of them are located around our hotel therefore I started my day with my favourite exercise, window-shopping and bag carrying
Later in the day, I went to Williamsburg in Brooklyn, to dine at a restaurant that opened about 3 weeks ago and is already getting a lot of attention as the owner (Paul Liebrandt) used to work at Corton, one of he city’s most respected restaurants. It’s called The Elm and is offering a perfectly executed French cuisine which I really enjoyed. The area is becoming one of the most interesting in NYC from a culinary perspective, as the (still) lower than Manhattan cost allows young chefs and restaurateurs to experiment in new ideas, techniques and concepts.
|Crudités, Baby Lettuces, Summer Vegetables, Green Olive-Tuna Crème|
|Foie Gras, Spiced Strawberry Gelée, Pickled Strawberry, Ginger|
|Kanpachi “Jamon”, Watermelon, Heirloom Tomato, Vadouvan Spice|
|Duck, Slow Roasted, Pickled Plum, Toasted Honey|
|Turbot, Summer Beans, Bacon, Lemongrass Nage|
|Eton Mess, Tristar Strawberry, Violet, Crème, Brown Butter|