12 July 2011

Fancy dinners

NYC Restaurant week is the greatest thing known to entry-level workers since getting hired. Upscale restaurants set up a fixed price menu of some of their specialties and invite everyone to come and sample their food at a reasonable price (by NYC standards). Last night my friend Sophie and I had a reservation at La Cirque on 58th and Lexington, and its entrance is inside of a huge courtyard surrounded by windows. I had asparagus vinaigrette, salmon steamed in cabbage with tiny mushrooms, and a plum tart. My favorite part by far were the little monkeys on the plates; totally unexpected in such a fancy restaurant.
These are the first pictures I'm posting from my new phone (HTC Incredible 2). I edited them a bit in Picnik (the frame, a little graininess). I felt that the pictures were not very clear, so I embraced the noise in the photos and just added a bit more for ambiance. Tell me what you think!

16 comments

  1. Nerm... I love schmancy food! Enough said. : )

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  2. Oh wow awesome. I am such a foodie and would of loved to go to Le Cirque! Restaurant week sounds really cool. I love how your photos turned out. I need to figure out how to edit my phone pictures.

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  3. "NYC Restaurant week" sounds like a foodies dream. this week should exist everywhere. everything looks so yumm. and you took those with your phone? they look great.

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  4. Oh that food looked mouth watering.

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  5. I'm such a food whore and it looks amazing. I remember when I stayed in New York, we ate out like crazy. Good times!

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  6. You're so smart to take advantage of this opportunity.

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  7. ooooh, yummy!!! that must've been a really amazing dinner. :D

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  8. hello yum! lucky : ) I need to plan a trip to nyc for this next year : )

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  9. the food looks great

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  10. I love restaurant weeks and this will be the first time I'm in NYC during one! Is it still happening? Also, I really want to go to Le Cirque!

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  11. all the food looks delicious!

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  12. Oh that food looked mouth watering.

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  13. Nerm... I love schmancy food! Enough said. : )

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  14. Nerm... I love schmancy food! Enough said. : )

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