Hi. I’m in New York because Travelocity sent me for Restaurant Week. It is awesome.
Have you been to Restaurant Week? It’s this thing in New York where upscale restaurants offer prix-fixe menus for ludicrously low prices. They have it in San Francisco too, and I’ve never done it before. Because I am stupid.
Yesterday, I had lunch with some girlfriends in Brooklyn at the River Cafe. This was the view from our table.
I had the lamb meatballs, which were vanilla scented with a slight caramel aftertaste,
and the Boar Bolognese Papardelle,
and a trio of desserts.
All of it was $24.
Again, I am stupid for not having done this before. Even now, I’m only here because Travelocity sent me to New York to eat with their Roaming Gnome. I was kind of surprised about the amount of attention he attracted. Through the whole meal, people kept trying to interact with him. The waiter wanted him to taste the wine.
And then I had to be like, “Uh. He doesn’t talk… He’s made of resin?”
And then this woman came up and said, “Where’d you get that amazing hat?”
And then I was like, “Uhhh. He’s a statue? The hat is attached to him.”
But after a little champagne,
and then a little more champagne?
I started to understand.
He’s an amazing listener, and so well traveled. Plus, he was paying, so I kind of felt like I had to put out.
But he’s a gentleman. Our second date is dinner.