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New York

as Frank Sinatra sang....I wanna wake up in a City that never sleeps....

  • take your husband on a carriage ride through Central Park!
  • have a romantic lunch at the Boat House
  • Get on top of Empire State Building and feel like Meg Ryan in sleepless in Seattle!
  • grab a delicious pastramy Sandwich at Dean & De Luca or Agata & Valentina
  • stroll through Soho, Chelsea and discover small individual Shops such as SEE...for exclusive eyewear
  • Hop on Hopp off buses  are an easy way to get around
  • still the best pictures are possible from one of the watertaxis where you also can see the Statue of Liberty
  • visit 9/11 Memorial and the enclosed firehouse Station 10
  • Eleven Madison Park by Dani Humm or Per Se by Thomas Keller are "once in a lifetime food experiences"!
  • Enjoy a shopping day at Woodbury Premium Outlet, an 1 hour bus ride from Manhattan
  • For America's Cup addicts go to Vineyard Vines right on Grand Central Station..the official supplier
  • Visit Rockefeller Center or check out Trump Tower

Yes, New York is multi cultural so you'll find everything from around the globe!

Daniel Humm, the star from Eleven Madison Park is our no. 1!

The New York-based duo Daniel Humm and Will Guidara were very much elated – after just finding out that their restaurant, Eleven Madison Park is number one on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list. “When we started, the restaurant it was a brasserie and we decided we were going to make it into one of the best restaurants in the world, today it feels surreal that this actually happened,” smiles Humm.  

 

...and this is just understated!

 

 

in fact we were enjoying  a 14 course dinner which was a once in a lifetime experience!   Their are usually about 40 servants and 40 cooks every night on duty to fulfill the high expectations!

This was not just big culinary art...it was a fantastic food journey! 

 

Currently they are closed for renovations and redesigning the website with plans to reopen this fall. During that time they have moved the entire team to East Hampton where they opened a more casual pop-up, EMP Summer House. 

 

Still you can also visit their NoMad Hotel with restaurants run by Dani Humm also


Per Se by Thomas Keller

Opened in 2004, Per Se is Thomas Keller’s acclaimed New York interpretation of The French Laundry in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Designed by Adam D. Tihany, Per Se features a serene and intimate environment with spectacular views of Central Park and Columbus Circle.

 

While gourmandizing the extraordinary dinner, enjoy fabulous views over Central Park!

The restaurant is Chef Keller’s second three-Michelin-starred property featuring his daily nine-course tasting menu and a nine-course vegetable tasting menu using classic French technique and the finest quality ingredients available. An award-winning wine list, boasting more than 2,000 bottles, complements the menu. The list highlights a collection of older wines as well as wines from small producers that are released in limited quantities. Per Se is a member of French-based associated Relais & Chateaux and Relais Gourmands 


Gramercy Tavern by Michael Anthony

One of America's most beloved restaurants, Gramercy Tavern has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary American cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service for over two decades.

 

Chef Michael Anthony's fiercely seasonal menu consists of elegant dishes with a rustic influence that showcase the restaurant's relationships with local farms and purveyors.

 

Opened in 1994 by legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer in a historic landmark building, the restaurant is designed by Bentel & Bentel with murals from artist Robert Kushner and vibrant floral arrangements from Roberta Bendavid

 

The restaurant can be enjoyed through two distinct dining experiences: the Tavern and the Dining Room. The Tavern serves an à la carte menu in a casual, walk-in setting. The Dining Room offers fixed-price and tasting menus with an à la carte option at lunch.


La Masseria...better than in Italy!

In the Puglia Region of Italy the masseria is the heart of any large working farm. It's the building where produce is preserved and where everything, from tools to live animals, is housed. 

 

Ripe with all the delight nature has to offer, the fertile southern Italian land produces superb wines and olive oil, the farms yield rich organic grains and vegetables, and the seas are teeming with fish, shellfish and crustaceans. This region's simple, authentic style of cooking is an integral part of the masseria culture, and is the cornerstone of New York's newest dining experience.

 

As from Europe we both agreed after visiting this culinary italian Institute....definitely better food than in a lot of restaurants in Italy itself!

La Masseria (which means "the farmhouse") is a beautiful restaurant in the Theater District done in a winning combination of arched ceilings, farm utensils, photos and artwork, aged wood, and the modernity of iron sconces, stonework, and wine bins, all designed by Libby Langdon. To the front is a good bar, windows overlook the street, and the main dining room leads to a smaller party room.  The service staff is professional and friendly,led with the affable spirit by Peppe and Enzo, boyhood friends from Capri. The winelist is not top-loaded with impossibly priced rarities (though they have some); instead there is plenty of good wine under $50 a bottle.

 

The best way to begin here is to share a plate of antipasti


Hotel The Marmara Park Avenue

Location...Location..Location...

Right on Piccadilly Circus you'll find the beautiful, restored Hotel Café Royale

 

This luxury hotel in London enjoys an unrivalled setting, where the elegance of Mayfair, energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combine. It's where history, culture, business and the stage are just steps away. That's one reason why, for 150 years, people who make a difference have made their way through these doors. For Oscar Wilde and Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill and David Bowie, David Chipperfield and Albert Adrià, Hotel Café Royal has always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate. 


Hotel Openings 2017