Lunch at The Modern was without a doubt the trip’s undisputed best meal. The Modern Dining Room is MoMA’s 1-Michelin star in-house restaurant, so you really expect something extraordinary, not only when it comes to taste, but also in terms of the food’s aesthetics. In a previous blog post, I promised you a more in-depth description of all the goodies. Here it is. Read it and drool..
It’s only Saturday once a week, so yesterday, we had planned a big night out. We started with a late dinner at Butter, where we had each our giant steak. It must have been around 500 grams, and we didn’t even manage to eat half of it. We considered getting a doggie-bag, but as we were heading out for clubbing in Meatpacking District after the dinner, this wasn’t really an option. Such a shame to see such a good steak go to waste.
New York never sleeps and this weekend, Tina and I also stayed up late. Friday evening we were invited to dinner at Tina Diep’s place in Brooklyn, and we were in for a real treat. As a starter, she had made a delicious sweet potato soup, and as main course, we had this tender, succulent duck breast with mixed salad. It was so tasty and full of flavor, and I can’t wait until she put the recipes on her food blog, which she has just started. She doesn’t want me to link her blog until she’s done with her design and has added some more content, but as soon as she allows me, I’ll share the link with you.
The High Line is a super cool park located on an old railroad track, The High Line, in Meatpacking District. I love the striking contrast between concrete, railroad tracks and untamed nature, and the park is one of my favorite places in the city. The High Line integrates so well with Meatpacking’s raw, urban appearance, and you really feel the city creeping under your skin. This is the essence of everything I love about New York.
Yesterday, it was raining most of the time, but it didn’t really matter since we had decided to spend the morning at MoMA. I’m not really a museum kind of girl, and I usually avoid them when I’m on vacation, but regarding modern art, it’s another case.
On my parents’ last night in Dubai, we had talked about having dinner at the Chinese restaurant in our building, but when my parents saw the menu (and all the pictures of the exotic food), they got a bit overwhelmed and quickly convinced me that it would be a much better idea to try the Italian restaurant Luciano’s at Habtoor Grand instead.
To gain admission to the Burj Al Arab premises, you either have to be a hotel guest or be able to present a confirmed table reservation at one of the hotel’s restaurants. Rieko and I chose the cheaper of the two options and booked a table for two for afternoon tea. Our first choice was a table in the Skyview Bar, but it was fully booked until next week, so we ended up with a table at the Sahn Eddar restaurant on the first floor instead.
A Swedish friend of mine, who studied Chinese in Beijing last summer, had told me to visit Private Kitchen for the best Peking duck in the city. This evening I therefore set off for Private Kitchen armed with Google Maps and a roaring appetite.