Friday, October 26, 2012

New York - Day 4

On Day 4, we didn't have tickets for a show, and decided we'd try instead to get standby tickets to see Jimmy Fallon.

Leaving our hotel to get coffee and head to NBC Studios

Waiting in line for standby tickets to see Jimmy Fallon
We got the tickets, but realized timing would never work for the show.  We had dinner reservations for our 10-year anniversary dinner at Gramercy Tavern, and we wouldn't be able to make it on time if we went to see Fallon.  That meant we would have a night in New York without a show!  But we were going to have an amazing dinner, so that made it okay.  We decided to catch the subway down to the Ellis Island ferry and spend some time there for the morning.

NY subway
New World Trade Center being built

Waiting to board the ferry.
  Being in the tightly-packed crown makes you feel just a smidgen of what the immigrants must have felt so long ago.

New York, as seen from the Ellis Island ferry
The Statue of Liberty, as seen from the Ellis Island ferry
 We didn't get off the ferry at the Statue, as we had no interest in going up or seeing it any closer-up.  We did, however, get off at Ellis Island.

People disembarking at the Statue of Liberty

Jamie on the ferry

Ellis Island
Me on the ferry

Inside the reception hall at Ellis Island
Ellis Island
After the ferry returned, we walked a bit and had a fabulous pretzel croissant at City Bakery, followed by a life-changing toasted marshmallow shake at Stand.  YUM.  Then it was time to make our way back to the hotel to get ready for our anniversary dinner at Gramercy Tavern.

Before we left, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries were delivered to our door,
courtesy of my awesome boss and his wonderful wife! 

Times Square, seen from our cab on the way to dinner
Dinner at Gramercy Tavern was something I don't think will ever be rivaled in our lives.  We had the Chef's Tasting Menu, and it was amazing.  I didn't get pictures of everything, and I will forever regret that I didn't get a picture of the menu itself, since I can't remember what everything is!

I forgot to take pictures of the amuse-bouche and the 1st course.
This is the 2nd course.

3rd course

4th course

5th course

Coffee and sweets (6th course)

Forgot to take pictures of the 7th course, but here's part 1 of the 8th course!

Part 2 of the 8th course

part 3 of the 8th course

enjoying our dinner

9th, and final course

Better view of the chocolates & macarons

Should we count this as a 10th course?  They sent us home with muffins for the next morning!

We were so stuffed that we saved the muffins to have (along with the champagne and strawberries) for breakfast the next morning.  The entire dinner was a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

End of Day 4.  Wow.

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Mavis said...

Fabulous! So glad you two had such a wonderful anniversary celebration.

Brandi said...

those pics of the food from gramercy tavern make me wanna go....YUM

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