Saturday, April 13, 2013

Chelsea Eats

My favorite dish during this trip to NYC was at Cook Shop on Tenth Avenue-- get the shrimp, grapefruit and fennel salad.
Go to Chelsea for the art galleries, and stay for the great restaurants!
Walk the HighLine to work off the calories.
Until I saw it myself, I was mystified as to what exactly the HighLine consists of. Here goes: it is an elevated former train track. There are small trees, blooming bulbs and flowers planted along it. For resting your weary feet, there are benches, seats like bleachers, and actual loungers for the truly tired. There are quite a few European tourists who will be right there, people watching just like you.

Then head to Trestle on Tenth Avenue for the wild bass and the cocktail called the Fender Bender!

Next day, visit Red Cat, on Tenth Avenue also. Get the tempura green beans for a spicy treat and the bass in a lemon mini broth. The wines by the glass are wonderful!

Swing by The Setai and have lunch on the main floor while you watch Fifth Avenue stroll by. I loved the shrimp and avocado tartlet, pictured.

Many thanks to Barbara Rachko for her excellent suggestions! She is an artist with a studio in Chelsea and know her neighborhood well. And please get reservations.

Your fellow tourist,

At The Setai

At Cook Shop

A Little Bit of Octopus Won't Kill You!

A Building Along the HighLine

View of the River from the HighLine

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