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!