Category Archives: Food

VENICE • Club del Doge Restaurant

 

ON MY BUCKET LIST for this year……..

9 PARIS RESTAURANTS you must try this summer

 

If you can’t make it to all nine…………then pick three………

You can google their address…………

Le Grande Restaurant – Jean Francois Piege

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Restaurant David Toutain

SEPTIME

CAFE STERN

Le CLOWN Bar

Cafe de L’HOMME

MONSIEURE BLEU

Cafe MOLLIEN

COCKTAILS on the Terrace • NY Athletic club

The location of the NY ATHLETIC CLUB is so convenient……just off Fifth Avenue and a block from Central Park.

The rooftop terrace is……fun….sun….and cocktails………or tea.

It’s fun to see my apartment  there in the tower in the distance……..from one terrace to another.

Tid-bits are served……….blue cheese bruschetta with mango for starters.

CAKEBREAD CELLARS………….ordered that just because the name is so amusing.

 

 

 

LUNCH at the New York Athletic Club

The TAP ROOM……less formal than the dining room……..is perfect for lunch.  You have to be with a member………as no cash is accepted…….it goes on your club charge……[and you will need your stockbroker …..to pay for it.]

CHARLES..…..bartender here for 37 years……remembers who drinks what.

I had an alcohol-free beer…….KALIBER

All of these dishes were delicious …..but the NY STRIP……..over the top.

Desserts are a rather simple affair……..as was the coffee.

 

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT • 1980 • Fish Market

 

BARBARA MENSCH took these photos in 1980 – 1985

at the Fulton Street Fish Market…….all of these photographs are copyrighted.


VINNY the unloader………of the fish trucks…….

Beekman Street on a slow day.

 

Ladies Hat Luncheon in Central Park

The Central Park Conservancy hosts the annual HAT PARTY  which raised $4 million this year.

My friend Molly.……in the white dress and the stunning white hat…….met her friends in the garden for a fun luncheon.

The tables cost $100,000  and the 1200 guests show off their most fabulous hats.

Stephanie March wore a hat designed by Lock & Co Hatters.…..a favorite of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge.

Bistro Chat Noir……….gone forever!

My favorite FRENCH cafe on the East Side served their last meal today.  Suzanne, the proprietress, can’t make ends meet financially.  Sad.  It was such a lovely cafe.

My friend Diane introduces us to this cafe…..years ago…..simple bistro food…..but oh so delicieux.