Last weekend, New York happened.
Here is the recipe for what was a pretty incredible getaway.
– two cloves of friendly roommates
– one pound of real dough
– a pinch of time
– a smidge of spontaneity
Although you can prepare this weekend ahead of time, it is also a great last-minute classic.
All you need is good humour and great team-work. Many people say oh yeah let’s make these plans and never actually go through with it, so I’m really lucky to have such motivated roommates. Without them this trip wouldn’t have happened, it’s that simple.
As an appetizer we spent the afternoon in Central Park, kind of like sun-dried tomatoes. And yes, unknowingly, we ended up with our first sunburns of the year. So if I were to repeat this recipe, I’d add a dollop of sunscreen.
Next we had a wonderful side-order of Ramen restaurant experience, with pork buns and cheering when you enter the room. Although you can do this yourself at home, I strongly recommend the authentic experience (found at Ippudo West, in NYC).
The element of spontaneity which truly made this recipe, was seeing les Misérables on broadway. Incredible presentation, voices that send chills down your back, the whole sensory overload that you expect from this course.
The dessert was a platter of fine art with select pieces from Ernst Klimt and Egon Schiele In the Neue Galerie.
Overall, I wouldn’t change a thing. 🙂