We started our eating extravaganza at 230 Fifth, which has an amazing rooftop bar. The sun was peaking from the clouds and it felt like I was in the tropics! There were palm trees and stuffed parrots, but not in a cheesy way. It was basically an amazing hideaway from the hustle and bustle of NYC. I had a pear martini, which was divine. Just as I was finishing the last bit of amazingness it started pouring!
We had to think quickly, so Jen navigated us to Rosa Mexicano.We happened to catch it at happy hour ( on a Sunday????) so we cashed in and had the most amazing table side guacamole, which was super chunky and delicious. Their margaritas were amazing. And for $6 in NYC I would have had ten.
After margaritas and about 4 avocado's each worth of guacamole we went to dinner at the most amazing tapas bar. Pipa was right around the corner from Rosa Mexicano and wow was this place lively for a Sunday night!They had a band and patrons were dancing in between tables.It made me want to dance! We ordered a slew of appetizers for the four of us. That is what I would suggest. There are so many different types of tapas so we picked quite a variety.
This was half of what we ordered. Literally this was one of my best meals of my life.Starting from the left, we got truffled mushroom croquettes ( mashed potato balls with truffles and mushrooms), the most amazing grilled squid, a cheese plate, and bacon wrapped dates. We also got amazing flat breads with steak with chimmichuri. Might I add, their sangria was amazing.Have I said amazing enough yet?
We ended the night with a "night cap" at Lillie's, which was a beautiful bar with a huge bar area and Victorian decor. We had amazing champagne cocktails with citron vodka and lemon peel. How refreshing!
We ended up getting back to the hotel at 1am and we had to get up at 6:30 am the next morning for The Chew. Yikes. At least we went to bed full.