We began our second day in NYC with some art and culture, but first we had a little bit of a touristy moment at the flat iron building.
The streets in New York are so much more pedestrian friendly, wide sidewalks don’t exist in London, so we strolled along taking in all the sights.
We eventually strolled ourselves into rumbling bellies and made our way to The Cookshop in one of the infamous yellow cabs. The Cookshop focuses on sustainable ingredients and supports local farmers and artisans. The menu is dependent on seasonable availability but the breakfast/brunch menu remains mostly the same.
We made it in just time for a late breakfast and we ordered up some goodies.
The huevos rancheros for me and two scrambled eggs with bacon and potato hash for Rose.
I used all my self control to only nibble a little from Rosie’s plate, her eggs with light and fluffy and perfectly seasoned but for me, the star of the show was her potato hash. A little spicy and mixed with onions, something I’ll try to recreate at home.
Let me just tell you now, these huevos rancheros have sparked something in me. It was so incredibly delicious I have ordered and ordered it again in so many places and nothing has come even close.
The plate was so hot, I had to let it cool for a bit. The cheese was warm and molten with the slightly spicy ranchero sauce for an extra kick and then the creme fraiche to cool it all down again. I may be drooling a little just thinking about it, it was a little roller coaster for your taste palette.
Rose took a hankering to the view over the courtyard before we headed off to explore the world of visual art.
It was incredible to see these classic pieces in person, I took a special liking to Margritte’s work.
Finally, I was able to see in infamous Warhol soups.
And some of the good ol’ Roy Lichtenstein.
Rose and I both snapped countless pictures of the art works for some inspiration but it’s just too much to share on here. It’s something you’ll have to see with your own eyes!
After we had a good busy day packed with culture we made our way back to the hotel to have a little break from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
More on that soon!