Since my last post, I’ve had the opportunity to dine at several AWESOME places in NYC. The past week was filled with a trip to Denino’s on Staten Island, as well as Max Brenner and the Lotos Club in Manhattan. Pizza, chocolate, and elegance? It was a great week!
After the trek to Denino’s, I came home with a delicious slice of white pie. It was cheesy perfection, loaded with garlic, and I enjoyed it the next day for lunch. Their pizza is definitely one of the best in the NYC area.
Another day, I went to Max Brenner for dinner with friends. I love the atmosphere of this place, especially on the second floor. Christmas lights and chocolate-colored piping throughout the room make it cozy and festive. The tables are a little tight on the first floor, but the second floor is especially nice for larger groups. I had a mushroom burger (so delicious that I scarfed it down without pictures), and split the Sharing sampler, which consisted of a Belgian waffle with toffee bananas and vanilla ice cream, chocolate biscotti, a chocolate egg roll, chocolate brownie and chocolate balls to top everything off.
Just in case there wasn’t enough chocolate, you know.
Finally, the topping on this week was a trip to the Lotos Club. I ordered ravioli as an appetizer, filet mignon for the main, and chocolate cake for dessert. The food was extremely decadent, but I was most impressed with the gorgeous architecture. The staircase railings were encased in red velvet and luxurious furniture and detailed wooden paneling were everywhere. The magnificent library alone made me want to stay all day.
The apartments were given by Mrs. Vanderbilt to one of her daughters as a wedding present. Can I get such an awesome wedding present, too? The lobby here is breathtaking.