Last week, I spent the most amazing few days in New York City. It was a whirlwind trip, a quick in and out to compete at the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition, but we managed to fit a lot of meals into those two-and-a-half days!
Tuesday morning, we got up early for a walk to Le Pain Quotidien for breakfast.
Shirt: Topshop x Nordstrom
Bracelet: J.Crew Factory
Everything was fabulous, the impressive, all-organic menu, the selection of Belgian chocolate spreads and jams adorning the tables, and of course, the food!
Butternut Squash Frittata
Warm Quinoa and Pear Cereal
Quinoa and Spelt Scone
After a few hours of walking and shopping, we were ready for lunch. A quick stop at Oatmeals satisfied our hunger and gave me a new appreciation for savory oatmeal.
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Oatmeal
Gorgonzola, Fig, and Balsamic Savory Oatmeal
For dinner Tuesday night, we walked to Bareburger. This is the place to go for a delicious, and an environmentally-conscious, meal. All of the ingredients are organic, all-nature, and sustainable, and all of the meat and dairy products are grass-fed, free range, and humanely raised.
Panko-Crusted Goat Cheese and Beet Salad
Quinoa Veggie Burger with Baby Spinach, Smoked Mozzarella,and Red Pepper Pesto
Wednesday morning we were up at the crack of dawn to compete at the Skirball Center. After a great performance, we set our sights on Eric Kayser for a late lunch. A few wrong turns and faulty directions proved serendipitous when we stumbled upon City Bakery, home of the most deliciously luscious and chocolate-y hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted.
When we finally found Eric Kayser, we were not disappointed. The amazingly authentic French pastries smothered in fresh whipped cream would make any Francophile’s heart skip a beat.
Pink Praline Brioche
With full bellies and happy hearts, we trekked up Madison Avenue to visit the Kate Spade flagship store. For a Kate Spade-lover like me, it was absolute heaven!
Dinner that night was a five-course affair at Pure Food and Wine. We got all dolled up for the tasting menu at this vegan hotspot.
The entire meal was spectacular. We often wondered how something so creamy and decadent could possibly be vegan. The decor was the cutest, with pink velvet chairs and succulents at every table.
Thursday morning we packed up our bags for a bittersweet return to DFW. But we couldn’t leave without one last stop at Eric Kayser for breakfast!
Jacket: Old Navy
Sunglasses: Old Navy
My little excursion to New York left me aching for more. I’ve caught the travel bug, that’s for sure. I can’t wait for July when I’ll be making my first trip across the Pond. London, here I come!