It was a beautiful day in NYC yesterday. I always love this part of the year when summer transitions into fall and you’re left with these not too hot, not too cold, just right days. My mother and I took the train into the city for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
We gave ourselves plenty of time to grab a bite to eat before the show. I had made reservations for an early dinner at The Smith’s Lincoln Center location and I am so glad I did! The food and service were excellent; we had our dinner & drinks within 20 minutes of entering the restaurant.
Although I am normally a beer girl, I just had to order the Sonata No. 5 cocktail when I read the description. “elderflower cordial / fresh mint / local honey / lavender bitters / sparkling wine” OMG. Pretty much all of my favorite things in a glass. It was dangerously good. My mom ordered the house Sauvignon Blanc, which was a 2012 Ant Moore from New Zealand – also delish! We love those NZ Sauvignon Blancs!
For dinner, my mom got the Salmon Tartare Tacos – raw salmon with spicy sauce, avocados & nori salad served on a crispy shell. It’s technically an appetizer so she also ordered some mixed greens with The Smith’s house dressing. She said the greens were so fresh and flavorful that they hardly needed any dressing. As for the tacos, I believe the term “I’ve died and gone to heaven,” was used.
I had the Roasted Chicken Salad, which had perfectly delicious roasted chicken that was shredded and served with arugula, thinly sliced green apples, candied walnuts, chunks of creamy brie and just enough grilled onions. It was lightly dressed with, I believe, fresh lemon juice. It was the perfect addition of flavor to the salad without overpowering it. The whole thing was pretty much amazing and I’m a little sad that I can’t have it every single day.
So then this happened. I mean, how can you say no to an old-fashioned hot fudge sundae when you are at a restaurant with amazing food? You know it’s going to be amazing! And it was. Rich and creamy vanilla ice cream layered with warm, gooey, hot fudge, topped with real whipped cream, a cherry and a piece of dark chocolate and almond bark to boot. Yes, totally worth it!
After my mom watched me chow down on my sundae, we used the nice, clean, restrooms at The Smith and headed off to Lincoln Center, which was directly across the street. Score! I didn’t even know that when I made the reservations!
Stay tuned for my recap of the fashion show we attended!
The Smith has 3 locations through out New York City and they are open “Early ‘til Late” Visit their website for more information.