The Monkey Bar is one of those places that I must visit while in New York. It is still the quintessential piano bar with beautiful artwork and fine cocktails.
When I discovered Enrique Olvero of Pujol had a restaurant in New York I had to dine there. The icing on the cake was that Enrique’s partner and executive chef was Daniela Soto-Innes.
Le Bernardin sits atop the restaurant world in the United States, recently named the best by La Liste. Accolades are nothing new for partner’s Maguy Le Coze and Eric Ripert, holding both a three star Michelin and a four star New York Times rating. In addition there are innumerable James beard and World’s best awards.
The Aviary is the brainchild of acclaimed Chef Grant Achatz focused on cocktails with the same inspiration and creativity you find at his restaurants.
Atomix, pronounced counter intuitively as Aa-toe-mix was the unexpected gastronomic thrill of our recent visit to NYC. I knew that Atomix held a recently acquired Michelin star and a 4 star NY Times rating, but they opened barely a year ago without a great deal of fanfare. That anonymity is quickly coming to an end. I told my son, the other restaurants on our agenda will be hard pressed to surpass the dinner we were having at Atomix.
*WARNING* Rated NC-17 Sexual Content
You’ve licked a Fuzzy Navel and had Sex on the Beach. Maybe you asked, Bend Over Shirley or were dying to have a Screaming Orgasm. Then, there is the forbidden desire for a Monkey Gland. All are cocktails with names meant to elicit an emotional response from someone like you, dear reader.