Daily Archives: February 29, 2012

NYC: Valentine’s Day Dinner at The National

I had a very unromantic Valentine’s Day dinner with Debs and her work friend in New York. We had the Valentine’s prix fixe at The National, the restaurant in our hotel building. The red velvet cheesecake was a little strange, otherwise the food was good. We couldn’t even finish half the porterhouse steak though. It was huge!

cauliflower soup with caviar and lemon cream

porterhouse for two with arugula, creamy spinach & heirloom potatoes

chocolate tart with ginger caramel & cinnamon gelato

red velvet cheesecake with pecans & white chocolate sorbet

yoghurt panna cotta with pomegranate & grapefruit sorbet


The National
557 Lexington Ave (at 50th St)
New York, NY 10022 

NYC: FAO Schwarz

I emerged from Central Park, found myself on 5th Ave and headed for FAO Schwarz, the legendary toy company. It was pretty amazing.

books being sold outdoors

what's the word on the street?

Apple: open 24/7 every day

gigantic stuffed animals in FAO Schwarz

schweetz for my sweet!

plush nerds

make your own muppet

in case you didn't get to see the real thing

morbid Barbie foosball

the Big piano