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Plan my weekend in Manhattan

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Mark from Plano, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. mccvi

    mccvi Well-Known Member

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    oh and mark, really think about the jazz standard. its a great venue for jazz.
     
  2. Piobaire

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    Per Se is super big time at $275 a person. Reservations can be tough, too. Eleven Madison still has tough reservations, but at $88/person or $125 for the tasting menu, much more affordable. I've been to EMP a few times, and IMO it's one of the best resaurants in NYC. Other choices are Daniel, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Del Posto, or even Joel Rubachon (haven't tried, really want to try).

    Does that include pairings or not?
     
  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    No piano. I play the guitar really badly, but that helps me not at all in my appreciation of Chopin. Although my cousin is a professional musician in Branson (banjo and guitar mostly). On his last studio album he recorded Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring done entirely on banjo. There's some weird shit out there.

    Someday, I hope to hear Manton on piano and you on guitar doing your duo version of the Rondo in C major, Op. 73.

    I will bring two or three hankies to that one because tears are a certainty.


    - B
     
  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Does that include pairings or not?

    You mean wine?

    They don't really do that there, so no.


    - B
     
  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Well-Known Member

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    Rondo in C major, Op. 73.

    - B


    Was this a Don Henley song? I'll see if I can find it in my Eagles compendium.
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    You mean wine?

    They don't really do that there, so no.


    - B


    They do not do pairings or they do not do wine? If no wine, I can safely cross them off my list of places I plan to eat at when I visit NYC!
     
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    Does that include pairings or not?

    wine, no, but tax, tip, and non-alc beverages yes. It's the one restaurant I really really want to try, but sadly would be financially irresponsible for me to book. Sigh.


    DBGB might be a good place to check out for dinner/social fun (it's owned by Daniel Bouloud). Review.

    Not sure if they still do it, but the Met used to have late night cocktails and music, I think on Fridays.
     
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    They do not do pairings or they do not do wine? If no wine, I can safely cross them off my list of places I plan to eat at when I visit NYC!

    no pairings. They do have a wine list.
     
  9. romafan

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    No piano. I play the guitar really badly, but that helps me not at all in my appreciation of Chopin. Although my cousin is a professional musician in Branson (banjo and guitar mostly). On his last studio album he recorded Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring done entirely on banjo. There's some weird shit out there.

    Leo Kottke did a nice version of this on his Takoma debut, 6 and 12 String Guitar...
     
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    OK, Mark. I live in flyoverland, am about your age and taking my GF for a second trip to NYC this weekend. This is what we've reserved. I cancelled our Per Se reservations as she decided we're not yet that BigTime.

    Fri lunch Eleven Madison Park
    dinner La Sirene

    Sat dinner Degustation

    Sun brunch Maialino
    dinner Convivo

    She's reserved a couple of plays: Avenue Q and Next to Normal.

    If anyone has better ideas as far as the food is concerned please do say so.

    And I don't play the piano.
     
  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Well-Known Member

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    OK, Mark. I live in flyoverland, am about your age and taking my GF for a second trip to NYC this weekend. This is what we've reserved. I cancelled our Per Se reservations as she decided we're not yet that BigTime.

    Fri lunch Eleven Madison Park
    dinner La Sirene

    Sat dinner Degustation

    Sun brunch Maialino
    dinner Convivo

    She's reserved a couple of plays: Avenue Q and Next to Normal.

    If anyone has better ideas as far as the food is concerned please do say so.

    And I don't play the piano.



    Nice. We'll be expecting a full report on Monday.
     
  12. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Well-Known Member

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    Leo Kottke did a nice version of this on his Takoma debut, 6 and 12 String Guitar...


    That's funny. I didn't know that. Back in 1991 my cousin was in the National Banjo Championships in Winfield, KS and selected this as his piece for the finals. The judges were not impressed (more confused really, considering that it was the "Bluegrass Banjo" championships). Tony Furtado won that year and my cousin placed second.
     
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    I've been waiting for the Carnegie Deli recommendation. Maybe you should do it. - B
    Yeah that's a great recommendation. And then maybe Joe's/John's/Ray's for pizza. Followed by Magnolia's for dessert. Ugh.
     
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    ugh, the NYC cupcake fascination. I appreciate places like Crumbs for their diversity of flavors, but for the love of god don't serve stale poor quality cupcakes for $4 each!! Pass.
     
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    Yes, I do play. Therefore I know from experience that your implicit assertion that Chopin is somehow "easy" is absurd. I realize that it was just another vox Annie-Oakley-style "I Can Do Anything" boast, but come on.
    I like that image.

    Do you think there is any tea left in it after Dukakis cleaned the harbor?

    BTW, I have the Moravec Etudes and could have sworn some of them are played a bit too fast. I've been meaning to get the Pollini version.

    You're not going to RJman me, are you?
    I resent being made into a verb.

    Is this the new SF? What did I miss?
    It's like the new Toyota -- nothing, it will have another recall and suffer a MAE soon.
     
  16. Fuuma

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    OK...to summarize, here's what I've got so far: Restaurants: Triomphe @ The Iriquois DB Moderne Babbo Alto Marea Eleven Madison Park Maialino Anything in the Gramercy Area Il Gattopardo (near MoMA) Alice's Tea Cup (Breakfast) Stumptown (Breakfast) Shows/Sights: A View from the Bridge MoMA Wicked In the Heights Anything at Lincoln Center High Line I'm increasingly concerned about the "walking around" strategy because of weather issues. We'll be there in mid-March and I'm thinking there's a good chance it may still be quite cold and/or rainy. I've been to the Met a number of times but never been to MoMA and I really want to go. Will talk to her about that. Thanks for the tips. Keep them coming. Will do some research and start making some decisions.
    Huh!!?? You really,really, really have to go there. I think I only come back to NYC for that and some delis these days, don't really shop in NYC,not my fav restaurant scene (apart from delis), don't find it particularly beautiful but fuck is the MoMA one of the best museums in the world. Oh and scrap a few of those "lunch" experiences and order some room service and do your thing. This foodie vacation stuff is overrated unless its a very authentic experience involving preparation and anticipation (think Matt and his pig). Romance before stuffing your face.
     
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    Does that include pairings or not?

    Nope.
     
  18. Mark from Plano

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    Huh!!?? You really,really, really have to go there. I think I only come back to NYC for that and some delis these days, don't really shop in NYC,not my fav restaurant scene (apart from delis), don't find it particularly beautiful but fuck is the MoMA one of the best museums in the world.

    Oh and scrap a few of those "lunch" experiences and order some room service and do your thing. This foodie vacation stuff is overrated unless its a very authentic experience involving preparation and anticipation (think Matt and his pig). Romance before stuffing your face.


    Believe me...you don't have to tell me this, but we will need sustainance at some point. It might as well be good. Plus I'm really more focused on the mood of the place (see my prior posts on this point) to help set the tone for the weekend. Great food is a plus.
     
  19. gomestar

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    You'll probably want to swing by Sherry-Lehman for post evening beverage supplies. 58th and Park.
     
  20. voxsartoria

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    Was this a Don Henley song? I'll see if I can find it in my Eagles compendium.
    Don't worry...just do like the blind boy in Deliverance. When Manton cracks his knuckles, it's time to rondo! Will you visit [​IMG]? - B
     

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