Friday

The Peninsula Hotel

Memorial weekend in New York City started out with drinks at the Peninsula Hotel rooftop bar. The space is well appointed, there's an indoor bar and two terraces with beautiful views of 5th Avenue and even a peek of Central Park. The drinks are very expensive $16.00 for a glass of wine and cocktails are around $22.00. No, the drinks are nothing special but, they are well executed. It's the location that you're paying for. After all, the Peninsula is a 5 star hotel with a 5th Avenue address and a very cache place to meet after work or for a leisure drink on a beautiful day.
A few avenues over, five to be precise, is Puttanesca Italian restaurant. I started with the carpaccio with arugula which, the weird waiter felt the need to disclose to me "is raw meat" (thanks dude, very informative). Then, for my entree I enjoyed the seafood pasta with half a lobster. This was one of the specials this evening for $20.00. A crisp bottle of Rose wine complemented the meal nicely.

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