We ended our New York escapade having supper at the Pine Island Grill restaurant in Long Island. Linda’s husband and sons surprised her with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as part of her birthday celebration! We spent the night as guests of Louise and Philip at their wonderful Long Island home. Before being treated to the delicious brunch Louise prepared the next day, we took a walk to the beach located just down the street from their home.
One of the restaurants where we had lunch was Cafe Fiorello, a great Italian restaurant located on Broadway across the street from the Lincoln Center. The food was truly authentic and Claudio, the restaurant manager, truly charming! Every bite from the ‘Fravioli’ (crispy ravioli stuffed with cheese) , the vegetable/seafood antipasto, the veal picatta with fried polenta sticks and the ‘piece de resistance’ limoncello cake was absolutely delicious.
The Glaser Bake Shop located on First Avenue at 87th Street was established in 1902 and still going strong! We sampled the best ever cinnamon doughnuts and their famous Apple Crumb Cake.
It is also famous for their ‘Black and White’ cookies they have been baking since 1902. I did not taste these cookies at the bake shop, but I made them from the recipe listed on the Glaser Bake Shop website. These cookies have more of a cake texture and are frosted with white and chocolate fondant.
After brunch Gerry drove us to the airport and before we knew it, we were back in Montreal!
We spent four wonderful days in New York City visiting with our friends and winding down from the hustle and bustle of our every day lives. Many thanks to our friends for their warm hospitality. Can’t wait to go back next year!