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Led by Kyle and Katina Connaughton, SingleThread is a destination restaurant in Northern Californian wine country that combines chef Kyle’s unique Japanese cuisine with fresh ingredients grown on Katina’s farm. Paying tribute to ancient Japanese ryokans, or inns, the restaurant is an intimate setting where exquisite attention is paid to every detail. The restaurant is set within a luxury boutique hotel where Kyle also serves an unmissable in-room Japanese breakfast.Beginning with a first course comprised of myriad small snacks arranged beautifully on a wooden board, the tasting menu at SingleThread then moves through 10 further courses of kaiseki-style dining. Depending on the season, highlights could include black cod ibushi-gin with burnt morels, purple barley crepes and shio koji vinaigrette, or a Sonoma cherry dessert with chocolate, yoghurt and vanilla bean.
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Mercado Little Spain is New York’s most ambitious ode to Spain, and most recent entrant to the NYC food hall wars. It comes courtesy of founders Jose Andres and brothers Albert and Ferran Adria. While there are only a couple spots open to dine in—La Barra and Spanish Diner (tortilla de patata or croquetas de jamon anyone)—the well curated pantry is available to take away including an ocean's-worth of tinned seafood, olive oil, and oh so much meat. Andres worked to bring specialists from Spain, meaning the churros are crisp, the paella is properly cooked, and the jamon is sliced by an expert hand.#cafe #delicious
Address - 61 9th Ave. New York, NY 10011
Ambiance/Facilities - great space with merchandise to coffee
Highlights - the roasting area, experience bar
Avg. Price per Person - $5 and above
Rating - 4
Being a Starbucks fan, I will always check out the Starbucks stores in the countries I travel to during my holiday.
Whilst in New York, I decided to check out Starbucks Reserve Roastery. The place is easily accessible by train or taxi and is a huge place. It consist of various section from coffee scoop bar, merchandise, experience bar to roasting area.
It even come with its own fireplace which was impressive. Even the area outside their toilet was very nice.
I really enjoy this visit and their tiramisu cake which was very yummy.
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Getting There - by flight
Attractions - Statue of Liberty (liberty island), Time Square, Broadway, High Line, Hudson Yard, Empire State Building, Central Station
Hotels - AC New York Time Square, Hampton Inn Manhattan/Time Square Central
Food & Restaurants - Luke’s Lobster, Red Lobster and various
Shopping - Time Square and various
New York is a very cosmopolitan city and there are so many things to see and do there.
I enjoy exploring Central Station, High Line, taking the ferry to Liberty Island to see the iconic Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building as well as the 911 Memorial Museum.
In addition, checking out Hudson Yard also known as the Vessel is a good experience as the architecture is very interesting. As it start to rain shortly after I arrive at Hudson Yard, I managed to seek shelter at the mall next to it (there was a lot of luxury stores with great service plus some unique shops). It was a great find due to the unexpected rain.
I hope to go back to New York to explore more of the city in future.
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Destination- NYC 🗽
When - Chinese New Year 2020
New York ~ Follow the sun
My week at Vancouver has come and gone, and then it was time to head to NYC to visit my sister. Waved goodbye to the rainy weather, greeted with a week of good weather.
Tips - 🛫🛬Flying to NYC from Vancouver is approximately 5 hours
Plan your trip ahead to get the most out of it, I left Vancouver in early morning and got to NYC in the evening
DANTE - Highly recommended
🍸 Serving good drinks and good food since 1915
I wanted to visit Dante the last time I was in town, but it was super packed as it was a Saturday night. For those who loves a good glass of cocktail, would know that Dante is one of the top World's 50 Best bars. Dante has been opened since 1915, besides serving their signature negronis, they also serve some class Italian dishes which were totally worth the wait.
🍸Dante Signature Sangria
Only available during a limited time, the sangria is one of Dante's must have, but the presentation was definitely the most attractive sangria I have ever seen. It was one of those I gotta get it moment, as I saw the table opposite to us ordering it, and I immediately asked the waitress about it.
This is possibly the best cup of coffee in New York. The decor of the La Colombe cafes are clean and minimalistic, so you can focus on their amazing coffee. This hotspot's three locations are always, always packed, especially in SoHo, but luckily, the baristas run a tight ship here–so you won't ever be waiting too long. If you find yourself standing on a long line here for an espresso or pour over, keep in mind that the beans are worth the wait. The coffee and espresso drinks here are complex and flavorful. Try the draft latte, its insanely frothy and utterly delicious. If you're looking for something sweet to pair it with, the olive oil cake is a must.
A little slice of California sunshine beams out of this cheerful little nook of a cafe in SoHo. The simple decor of succulents inside hollowed out coconuts, surf boards, sunscreen and more makes the simple joys of picking up an iced latte, a cold pressed juice or a cold brew easy breezy. A variety of milks available in palm leaf decorated Swell bottles are ready for use and this grab-and-go spot's simple menu of light bites like classic avocado toast and refreshing acai bowls make picking what to eat a tough call–but delicious no matter what you choose. The coffee here is smooth and flavorful, roasted directly at Devocion in Brooklyn.
Summers NYC, 169 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
In the mood for a deconstructed latte? Or, never heard of one? We're guessing it's the latter. Here, try the Project One and the Nitro Coffee. We won't take all the fun out of it, but the Project One consists of one shot espresso, a shot of steamed milk, a latte cup, a glass of sparkling water and a little waffle cookie. The baristas here are knowledgable and explain everything to you as you go, as any bartender, mixology master or cocktail artist might after hours. If you are looking for a place that takes coffee seriously and serves up new takes on classics you think you know all too well, this is it.
Coffee Project, 239 E 5th Street, New York NY 10003
This may not be just a coffee shop, but this ristorante's authentic stand-up espresso bar at any of its many locations across Manhattan and the Hamptons make for some of the best Instagram moments, and some of the best cappuccinos. There is something sweet and magical about the espresso drinks here; they are absolutely delicious. Head here in the morning or midday for a pick me up, order a latté, double espresso or cappuccino to stay or to go. Don't be surprised if you spot Bella, Gigi, Kendall or Emrata grabbing a bite to eat while you sip your frothy fix–they're all regulars.
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