Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day one NYC Thursday

We flew into La Guardia w/ only a slight delay (a little skywathing)


Took a relatively mild NY cab ride over the bridges to the upper west side

To my wonderful brother's

Beautiful place

w/ a cool view






We rushed to Dinner at one of my Fave restaurants in the world:)

The French Culinary Institute

Where we had this view out side our restaurant window the whole meal :) We sooo got the better deal !!!!

Two of my sweet sisters

Unbelievably yummy snails

This bread and cheese Tasted just like France to me :)

. Foie gras and more

French Suishi?

Caviar

skatewing--Cathy right?


Duck -- Jodi

Scallops -- Mine:)

Cassolet (Sp?) Tammy

Ravioli John

light tasty Sorbet to cleanse the pallet (apricot,Coconut and ...green apple (I forget)

Interesting Dessert Combos Avocados w/ choco and fruit

Yummy Rhubarb Crumble



Creme Brulee (MY classic favorite)

Chocolate mushroom Surprise flavors : Heavenly

Good to the last flicker

Saying Good bye on the Street

heading back Subway tunnel Performers


I have to say the Streets of New York are such a Disparity this Beautiful magnolia Tree )Like we used to have in our backyard)

Next to Huge piles of Trash awaiting pick up (I know w/ so many people in such a small area it has to go somewhere)

First day fun is over home to rest

9 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That was quite some day. Travel is fun, but even funner in retrospect.

James said...

Wow looks like great time. Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos.
I can't wit to get back to New York.

Natalie said...

The food look yuuummmmmmy!
What a fun trip.
How about some pictures of you?
love

txmommy said...

oh good, I was hoping to see trip pics.

The food really is in small portions!!

Catherine said...

Good job, Marcia ! It's 18h19 pm and I'm already hungry ! And I'll have to wait 1h30 still.
Yes, you're right, Marcia, saumon (salmon). Looks tasty with the sauce.
Has Tammy had appreciated the Cassoulet ? That's a particular recipe from the South-West (Toulouse area). I love it, A little bit heavy for the dinner, but it's delicious, usually.
La crème brulée is my favotite too, when I go at the restaurant.
Snails are sometimes presented in their shell, with a butter with parsley and garlic. I loved them when I was a little girl, when I realized what it was, I couldn't eat them no more.
A so tasty menu. I suppose "chefs" are french ?
I wish you a nice week-end Marcia.

cat said...

NOT SALMON!!! skatewing.

I have a good life said...

How fun! Glad you had a great time. Sorry I missed your party!

laughing all the way said...

Thanks sis for the NYNY trip--vicariously. I am soooo glad you had a great mini vacation birthday.

Sue said...

What great pictures!

the food shots were spectacular.

Was that a candle standing on its own? I loved the way "happy birthday" was in chocolate.