Living on a Caribbean island is wonderful, but at least once a year I crave to visit one of the most inspiring and vibrant cities of the world; New York. This is my escape from work and social engagements, indulging myself into creativity and culinary treats.
Below you’ll find a couple of my favorite NYC restaurants at this moment. Please make sure that you book a table via OpenTable in advance.
1) ESCA, 402 West 43rd Street. If you love Italian food and have a preference for an exquisite fish dinner we recommend you to reserve a table upon arrival in the big Apple.
2) The Nomad, 1170 Broadway. The NoMad Hotel is housed in a Beaux-Arts building and has been stylishly redesigned by French designer Jacques Garcia. The restaurant is very cosy. Do not miss the chicken whole-roasted for two suffer with foie gras, black truffle and brioche. Nom nom nom.
3) Marea, 240 Central Park South. Chef Michael White presents fresh, high-end Italian coastal cuisine. If you’re a foodie and love to cook yourself ask for a signed copy of the cook book Classico e Moderno.
4) Scarpetta, 355 West 14th Avenue. This stylish restaurant is located on the edge of the Meatpacking District. Scott Conant’s Italian recipes are all exceptional, one of the reason why we come back for dinner regularly. The Branzino and Moist-Roasted Capretto are heavenly delicious!
5) The Red Rooster, 310 Lenox Avenue, Harlem. Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s culinary initiative has a positive impact on the neighborhood’s restaurants and community. This soulful restaurant is where the locals and New York visitors meet and eat comfort food, and where local artists get the opportunity to show or play their work.