Spaghetti Carbonara pancetta & sunny side egg $16 ♥♥♥1/2
Happy Sunday everyone 🙂 I blogged about dinner at Caffe Storico when they first opened three year ago ( read more about Stylish dinner at Museum ). Caffè Storico is in the New York Historical Society located on Upper West Side. Me and my friend had a plan to visit at American Museum of Natural History across the street from restaurant so last minutes we decided to have a brunch before museum. As soon as I walked in I got smile on my face 🙂 Because restaurant was just as lovely as I remembered from three years ago! Pure white walls, super high-ceilinged with brass chandelier, lemon yellow banquettes, a window into the sculpture arcade, open kitchen and a marble table, nineteenth-century china from museum collection adorn shelves with victorian-style woodwork that soar 15 feet to the ceiling. Me and my friend started our brunch with cocktail. I had a ”Dante” in Martini glass (grey goose vodka, averna, blood orange). My cocktail was good but my friend had a better cocktail called ”Bellini Stagionale” (prosecco, bacardi limon, strawberry, mint). This place is known for pasta so we ordered Spaghetti Carbonara pancetta & sunny side egg. WOW! What a great idea to serve Carbonara for brunch! Also we had NY Strip Steak & Eggs roast potato & mixed greens. Steak was over cooked and disappointed us little bit but atmosphere and vibe of place made it up to us BIG time! I highly recommend you to come here for brunch if you’re planing to visit UWS.
Ps – I don’t come to UWS often so I decided to take full advantage after museum! I enjoyed walking through Central Park and enjoyed cocktail at stopping by Tavern On The Green and end my night at Cafe Boulud for dinner. #LovelySunday
After two years of renovations and $38 million the NY icon Tavern On The Green has now re-opened in Central Park.
Last month, I came here for a business meeting with Jenny (MeltingButter) and my teammate, Kenta (Lord of the Fork). I took a cab from Bowery and OMG! A $30 cab ride! This is why I don’t eat up here that often, but I was amazed as soon as I walked in the building. They did such a great job!! The place is so gorgeous!! You walk through the bar to the dining room which is an open kitchen. The whole room is surrounded by sunny glass windows. Once I got past the beautiful surroundings, the downside was that I couldn’t find anything I really wanted to order…
After our order came to the table, I immediately thought there was not enough food for us. Jenny had a salad and tuna tartar. I ordered Japanese eggplant and tuna tartar. Her salad was so sad looking. It almost looked like a bowl of different grasses. I’m not kidding. After I saw Kenta’s burger I thought I should have ordered a sandwich. I then ordered a turkey sandwich for us girls to share. This $17 sandwich was nothing special. Plus, the sandwich came with potato chips that I already had as a side with my tuna tartar. I was starting to think that this lunch was a disaster!!! Hopefully they have a better dinner menu.
I don’t post places that I rate under 3 of 5 hearts which means this place still made the cut! It is a very beautiful space and I still recommend you visit this NY regent place. Maybe for a daytime drink and enjoy the elegant atmosphere in the afternoon.
I just had OMG stylish dining at Caffe Storico (^0^)”””Caffè Storico in the New York Historical Society located on Upper West Side. Yup, Cutie Patroller crossed the border past 34 St. for this OMG new restaurant!!! I decide every few months I’m reporting crossed border some supper special spot if I find any!!! My last uptown report was the iconic Plaza Hotel, The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English. Caffe Storico opened in December by Stephen Starr, the mega-restaurateur who owns Morimoto and Buddakan here and a sizable empire of restaurants in Philadelphia. If you are expecting another uptown version of Buddakan this isn’t case. This place brings casual elegance to museum & neighborhood with chef Jim Burke’s authentic Italian cuisine. This place was as part of the $65 million, three-year-long renovation of the NYHS. I have to say they did great job with this place. Pure white walls, super high-ceilinged with brass chandelier, lemon yellow banquettes, a window into the sculpture arcade, open kitchen and a marble table, nineteenth-century china from museum collection adorn shelves with victorian-style woodwork that soar 15 feet to the ceiling…..Oh!! M Gggggggggggg sooo lovely!!!!!!! My stylish dinner reservation was 7:45 on Friday night with partner in crime Kim. As soon as I walked in I was soooo satisfied of my choice for this special uptown patrolling report. Place was busy and the vibe so classy. I started my dinner with glass of wine to compliment my rabbit porchetta and burrata with artichoke appetizers. Both dishes were very good and then I moved to the Ricotta Cavatelli, with lobster and black-trumpet mushrooms. I was going to order chef’s signature pappardelle with duck ragù, shaved chocolate and orange but I had enough meat in my order so I changed my mind. You must order one of pasta dish because this place is known for their handmade pasta. They use four ounces of lobster and it was so meaty and flavorful. Pasta’s shape is like a worm looking… (Don’t get scared!! Soo good). I ended my dinner with giant size veal Osso Buco with Polenta. Of course me and my date Kim finished it up. Yup I told you I’m 90 pound skinny pig in the city but can EAT!!! We had to skip dessert….. because we had 10:30 reservation for drink & snack time at another place otherwise I would have ordered two and cappuccino. I must say Caffe Storico is now one of reason to come visit UWS for sure. I recommend for any occasion like a cute date, birthday with 4-5 friends or just two. I can’t wait to come back here for girl power lunch or weekend brunch soon, I can imagine how lovely this place is in daylight with this decor and gorgeous big window.
If you are near Time Warner Center and you wanna take a quick coffee break don’t go to Starbucks, You must go at Boucheron Bakery ( bakery not that restaurant ). They are located middle of 3rd floor small area of tables and stools no waitor serveice ( same floor cafe you can have table service ) . If you close your eyes you are in Paris ” Bonjuel “. Most of the pastries are $3.50 it seemmy favaret is cpain au trois chocolate $3.5 . I am sad but glad bakery is so far from where I live downtown cause if it was nearby I probably in serious trouble stopping by every morning 🙂 Ps, Thomas Keller plans to open a second New York branch of his Bouchon Bakery at 1 Rockefeller Plaza at 48th Street, replacing high end grocer Dean & Deluca sometime in March
what a cutie fig on top , yamy yamy ****
pain au trois chocolate $3.5 – Don;t let this square simple pastry fool you . you died (>_<)” I mean I died ! This perpectly made chocolate puff pastry was sooooofreeky & butterly but very light and inside chocolate cream is a Amazingoody ( amazing + goody ) !!