April 22, 2014

Café Sabarsky

Nestled within the Neue Galerie, Café Sabarsky features authentic Viennese food and pastries. You're instantly transported to another country and decade as the café's decor includes seats upholstered with fabric from 1912, and other period objects. 

Räucherlachs mit Streichkäse | Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese & Scallions. This was a very refreshing and filling sandwich. It's perfect for those days when you want to eat something light, and save lots of room for dessert. 

Gurkenlimonade | Cucumber Juice with sparkling Lemonade. I seriously could not get enough of this beverage. They use fresh cucumber and it really energizes the palette. 

Apfelstrudel | Apple Strudel. A pretty standard pastry, but they did an excellent job keeping the outside flakey, and the apples juicy. The flavors were well balanced, and this is the perfect order if you want something sweet, but not overwhelming. 

Feuilletine | Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake. Can you fall in love with a cake? Is it possible for a cake to come into your life and sweep you off your feet? I'm starting to believe so, because there was just so much right with this pick. The mousse was fluffy perfection, and when it was coupled with the crisp cake and wafer there was some serious food nirvana going on. 

Zitronenschnitte | Lemon Biscuit with Lemon Mousse. What can I say? This was a pretty basic cake. It wasn't overly sweet or tart, and the cake was moist. I have to be honest though, and say that I didn't find this cake offensive, but it didn't make me crave more either. 

cafe sabarsky | website

April 17, 2014

Chelsea Market & High Line

Photographs by myself and Katherine Misogas

Anybody who spends ten minutes with me knows that one of my favorite places in the city is Chelsea Market and the High Line. I used to live a few blocks from here, and my perfect day would involve grabbing a sandwich and soda from Lobster Place before settling down on the High Line to eat and watch the view. There is definitely no shortage of things to eat inside, and your taste buds will never be bored. So, as the weather warms up, grab a friend (or a date) and head on down to soak up some rays.

chelsea market | website - high line | website

April 11, 2014

The Cloisters

Another gem that many should make the time to see while in Manhattan is The Cloisters. Set on the top of a hill overlooking the city, The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring medieval works of art. I love this museum because it's the perfect size to keep visitors busy, but not overwhelm. Not only is the architecture gorgeous as well, but it holds an incredibly wide range of medieval art. When the weather is warm, there's a gorgeous garden to check out, as well as an outdoor cafe. Although it's quite a trip to make it all the way up, it'll be worth your while. 

cloisters | website

April 3, 2014

Top of the Rock

 Photos by Katherine Misogas

Top of the Rock is one of those places where I walk by a thousand times in the city, but haven't bothered to check it out. I'm glad that I finally made it up to the observatory deck because the views are definitely stunning. You can pre-purchase tickets online, or get them onsite. Although there is a line to buy tickets, there are handy kiosks that do they job (and nobody seems to notice them). A quick elevator ride up to the top and you're ready for a stunning view of the city.

top of the rock | website

March 29, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Central Park

Photographs by Katherine Misogas

In an attempt to escape the bone chilling cold New York faced this week, my friend and I scuttled inside The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Despite having price plaques, the museum is technically on a donation only basis. Queue up, pay, and you'll be handed a sticker to slap on your shirt. It's always nice to wander the halls of The Met, and you'll always discover something new no matter how many times you go. I personally love the Egyptian wing, but there is always so much to see! Afterwards, we walked through Central Park and meandered through the zoo before finally settling down for dinner. It was nice to see that despite the cold, a few American Robins had come out to play. 

The metropolitan museum of art | website