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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Diary of a Chef | Day 11: "Goodbye NYC - Hello QTN"

 'Eataly' Packed to the Rafters
Next day I was packing furiously.....then a quick walk Uptown to locate a camera shop....which turned out to be shut on a Saturday!!! Unbelievable. We also stopped at a place called eataly (a pun on Italy) this was in Union Square and a massive indoor Mediterranean Market, a really impressive selection of meat, cheese, pastas and even places to eat. On our way back to the apartment we had heard about this little restaurant called ABC kitchen, recipent of a James Beard Award for 'Best New Restaurant 2011' and set at the back of a houseware store. We stopped here for a quick lunch. Mark (our Chief Executive at The Rees) had wholemeal pasta with veal meatballs and I had homemade ricotta raviolis with tomato sauce. It was literally a pit stop lunch before heading to the airport, but the food was simple and tasty. The owner is one of New York's most well known chefs, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. What a fantastic last meal to remember NYC! Then it was off to the airport for the epic journey home... and here we are back in Queenstown, back to reality.....

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