New York Trip 2017 – What I Ate

I had the luck of spending a few days in New York last month and attending the National Stationery Show ( It was my idea of heaven). We packed so much into our time there that I thought I might have to split this post into what I did and what I ate.

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On arrival on the Thursday we went to Blue Smoke BBQ for dinner, we love BBQ food and this one didn’t disappoint. I had Brisket and Ribs with collared greens and mac & cheese. The Brisket was amazing and just melted in the mouth.

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We started our Friday morning with a queue for a Cronut, If you have never heard of these, they are a croissant and doughnut hybrid, they were all the rage in 2013. They are sold at the Dominique Ansel bakery (one just opened in London) and they only produce one favour a month (May was Raspberry and Earl Grey) and they only make 350 a day! I really enjoyed my cronut, definitely the fanciest (and most expensive) doughnut I have ever eaten but not necessarily the best, the earl grey ganache however was a dream!

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We also shared a frozen s’more, share you say! well mainly because it was pre 9am and we had already  consumed a billion calories. This was a highlight of the trip, the vanilla custard, chocolate cookie, marshmallow and honey crust all came together with the help of a blowtorch and it was really yummy!

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On Friday night we had dinner at the Dutch in Soho, not sure how but I didn’t take a photo, but here is a pic of the fab sign as you walk in #foodgoals. I had the cod and it was amazing definitely the best cod I have ever eaten. Alice had the Duck and that was also very yummy.

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Here was my Strawberry cheesecake from Juniors just off of Times Square, the topping was a bit too much for me but it was very tasty!

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On Saturday before the theatre we had dinner at the Brickyard I wasn’t particularly hungry so went for the duck salad, this was great it had figs, asparagus and beautiful confit duck on top.

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Alice also took me to Levain Bakery near Central Park for some delicious cookies, they are huge and only come in 4 favours. They cost $4 per cookie and have a queue time of around 30-40mins but my god the Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Chip ones were still gooey and warm, i’m still thinking about it a few weeks later.

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Last but not least we booked to go to Keen’s Chophouse as a treat. It started as a gentleman’s smoking club in 1885, for $5 you got membership, a pipe and a lifetime supply of tobacco. It’s now a steakhouse, we ordered the 12oz Filet Mignon, this was high up on the list of my favourite steaks ever. The sides were a bit pricey at $13 for broccoli and cauliflower especially when the star attraction is the meat.

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I nearly forgot to mention these bad boys, Caramel M&M’s! OMG I heard you say, I really hope these come over to the UK soon.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my food trip around New York, Alice did a great job of finding so many great places to eat and I certainly enjoyed eating at them, check back very soon to find out what we got up to sightseeing.

Love Claire Xx

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