Bustan – Hot Feta and more delights

New York – I just arrived in New York the same evening so I have to admit I was just too tired from the jet lag to take any (good) pictures.

But what I do remember is that it was really delicious oriental food in mese style. I especially remember the spicy feta with flat brad and the grilled aubergine.
It is a great restaurant for a group of 3, 4 or more people to share several dishes



Quality Meats – More than meat

New York – While in New York one has to visit a real steak house. We were very happy to get a table in the “Quality Meats” near Central Park.

The dining area was a little dark, that’s why I have no pictures of our most juicy, tasty and enormous porterhouse steak.

Better to book in advance. The restaurant is not thought for a romantic dinner or important conversations…its quite loud but I would go again anyway.


The Standard High Line Hotel – Hotel, Roof Top Bar and Lounge – way above the standard…

New York – One of my favourite location during my last visit in New York was definitively the Standard High Line Hotel besides the High Line Park.

The complex is located in the Gansevoort/Meat packing area where there are other countless great places to shop or eat/drink.

On the ground floor of the Standard is a  lounge “The Standard Plaza” where you can relax outside in summer and drink or eat all day/evening long. The Biergarten also belongs to the hotel…I do not have to explain what the Biergarten is?

But my favourite spot is on the very top of the building: The BAR. “The Top of the Standard”. You have stunning views over the city and the water. But you should also look inside: The architecture, decoration…and most stunning staff with the most amazing shiny silk mini dresses I have seen as a “staff uniform”….So it does not really matter if you go during afternoon, enjoy the sunset or the night scenery, your eyes will be delighted anyway.

The also do brunch on Sunday, book in advance, cocktail attire is required.


The Fat Radish – Breakfast, brunch and more

New York – What to do on a Sunday at noon after walking up and down the galleries (Whitney with cool bar and lounge, restaurant) and you haven’t had a real breakfast yet?

You should have brunch at The Fat Radish and indulge yourself with some food from the farm to table -concept. We wolfed down our delicious brunch and ended it with some fresh oysters accompanied by bubbling cava and fresh squeezed juice. It is a really nice atmosphere with a lot of air and light shining through the glass windows on the ceiling. But don’t forget to book in advance.


Raymi – New York, Peru and back!

New York – People say Peru has one of the World’s best kitchens. But why does it seem so difficult to find good restaurants that are capable to serve a good ceviche or tiraditos….not to mention the REAL pisco sour.

But in New York we were lucky. We found Raymi and started with a pisco sour ….and ended with some emptied glasses of it. I can really recommend – if you are not hungry – just go and have a pisco.

The food was delicious as well. Definitively to go again.