NYC PART 1I had several days off work last week so I decided it was time to get out of Beantown and visit the Big City-NYC! I bus-ed down there and walked and ate my way through the city!
Day 1- Met up with lovely Cora, to talk about Integrative Nutrition and catch up! We got "Candle Cocktails"
Candle Cafe and weathered the rain inside! Love Candle Cafe and talking with Cora who has the most amazing energy and passion for what she does! Inspiring!
Afterward I headed down to Union Square Farmers Market, and picked up some local Spelt berries for sprouting
Pure Food and Wine for dinner with my Aunt.
This was my first visit to the famed raw restaurant and it did not disappoint. Plus Sarma was having a little meeting at the table behind us, which I thought was pretty cool! For appetizers we got the Caesar Salad with a Chocolate Balsamic Reduction (My aunt loves Caesar salad and tries it everywhere!)
and "King Oyster Muschoom Scallops with Hihiki Seaweed Caviar".
Both were delicious. the Chocolate Balsamic Reduction was so intriguing!
For our mains I got the White Corn Tamales with Raw Cacao Mole
and she got the Zucchini Lasagna.
Both were phenomenal. The Mole wasn't my favorite, but the tamale was sooo good! Raw corn and cashews, and a delicious pico de gallo! And the sauces on her Lasagna were unbelievable. I haven't discovered the secret to making raw Tomato sauces yet, and I wish I could get mine to taste like theirs! The service was wonderful (although, no Smith Jarrod in sight); the decor and atmosphere, splendid. I'm so glad I got to eat at Pure!
Lulu's Sweet Apothecary to meet up with Oakley.
It was a great first day with wonderful ladies and scrumptious treats! I am so lucky to have friends who live in the city, and a wonderful Aunt with an extra bed in Park Slope! I love visiting NYC and just wandering around the city, hopping in and out of shops and exploring! Next post=my first trip to Babycakes, runs around the city, and Blossom!