It’s Restaurant Week in New York!
The one, glorious week when over 250 restaurants across the city offer affordable prix fixe menus that showcase the absolute best of the venue! Except New York is EPIC and offers Restaurant Week for 2 weeks, so it becomes Restaurant WeekS so just in case you are too busy, you can BE SURE to indulge in that expensive meatpacking place you’ve been meaning to try. RESTAURANT WEEK IS BRILLIANT!
The Restaurant Week truck was parked at 50th and Broadway for a few days. The truck moves about the city (Midtown & Flatiron), parking from 11:30 – 1:30, offering magical soups at $6.50 from Restaurant Week participants with the menu changing and delicious.
So naturally, Greg, my dear boyfauxriend and I (we keep finding ourselves accidentally on very adorably quintessential New York dates together) made reservations at the meatpacking district’s 5 Ninth. A delicious, hearty, warm, rustic, exposed-brick, crackle-paint type place, the food was too delicious for words! Their restaurant week menu ($35 dinner, $24 lunch) included delights such as a chilled cucumber gazpacho, baby bouchot mussels (the chorizo was SO ESKD!), whole grilled sea bream, truffled mac & cheese (I DIE for truffle oil!), and a brie cheesecake that, for a girl who never liked cheesecake, CHANGED MY LIFE. I love brie, and this cheesecake was SO YUMMY with fuji apple, toasted pecans, and chantilly cream!
It was delicious, and afterwards, Greg and I were too full to function, so we headed to The High Line, which was too cute for words. Had it actually been a real-human date, Greg and I would be happily betrothed by this point.
THEN THE HIGH POINT OF MY LIFE: I checked into The High Line and GOT THE ANDY COHEN BADGE!!! Item number ONE on my summer in New York bucket list: check. Now I’m off to the Met and Bendel’s to try and get this Gossip Girl badge. All in all: very. successful. restaurant week. experience. I look forward to Boston’s much less glorious restaurant week in the spring.