Friday, 9 January 2009

Boo in New York – The Bull and Bear

Dinner one evening at The Bull and Bear was an extortionate affair partly due to Thomas ordering the Porterhouse steak

Which was buttery in texture and perfectly cooked, it’s remarkable how they achieve this. (grainy images courtesy of Thomas' iphone)

I had red snapper which was good but sadly nothing special though I rather liked the way they wrapped half a lemon in a little yellow net, it looked like wedding favours!

We had some brocolli, potato and mushrooms on the side and a bottle of white and the whole thing came in at over $250. Nice, but not that nice.

What’s nicer is that we stayed at The Waldorf=Astoria, such extravagance necessary due to a landmark birthday. Our upgraded suite in the Waldorf Towers was incredible.

It’s a beautiful and luxurious hotel and our room was extravagantly large with a hallway, dressing room, kitchen area and a very spectacular marble bathroom.

The views from the 36th Floor were unsurprisingly dizzying!

The Waldorf=Astoria typifies Old New York and it felt very grand to be staying there. The public areas are impressive and the highlight for me was having a pre-dinner gin and tonic at The Terrace Bar on New Year’s Eve surrounded by a group of merry ladies dancing and singing (accompanied by a piano) a rousing version of Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘S Wonderful, and it really was!

The Bull and Bear @ The Waldorf=Astoria
301 Park Avenue, NY

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