book party…and polynesian?

Last night I went to a book party for the new cookbook, The Comfort of Apples by Philip & Lauren Rubin.  Both graduates of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and owners of 2 Peas & A Pot, a catering company.  Not to mention that they are married and work together which is damn impressive.

The party was uptown on 57th Street.  Just of note, when I went to the downtown book party I wore jeans but last night I wore a dress.  Different crowds, different attire.  Funny enough I saw people at the uptown book party that I had no idea knew each other.  For a big town, it is very small.  Looking forward to reading the recipes.  

After the party, I had a little time to kill before going downtown and wandered into the new food halls at the Plaza.  There is something eerie about the Plaza.  I walked in the main entrance.  The place is huge and so empty, even in decor, that I felt like they were down-sizing to move.  Regardless I walked through the Oak Room and downstairs to the restaurant.  All the stores close at 7pm.  The restaurant was hopping.  I have to make my way back to see the stores.  I have heard only good things.

Grabbed a cab downtown to stop by the Eater party to launch the Hurricane Club.  Perfect setting for this restaurant…26th and Park Avenue South.  Out came the polynesian drinks.  All I could think of was the scorpion bowls at the Hong Kong in Cambridge where they served pu-pu platters and grain alcohol drinks.  I vaguely remember the entire room spinning there. 

Home to bed.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. Ghorwood

    I happened to eat at the food hall today and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, the atmosphere and the level of service. I’m taking my husband there Saturday night before Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Good to know. A nice addition to the neighborhood. Let us know how it is.