Ladies Who Lunch

October 5, 2011

The day I arrived in New York City I was reunited with my girls, and we became Ladies Who Lunched. I usually favour meeting up for breakfast or dinner with friends, lunch really gets neglected. Not this time, it was fabulous.

Unfortunately, Bhey, our beautiful friend who lives in NYC with her man, had to work. So it was just Peta, Vicki and I who were lunching together. But after four days of being a lady who lunched solo in San Francisco, lunching with three of my ladies was just glorious.

We started off our day strolling to the station near Bhey’s apartment, walking past the famous Katz’s Deli and Russ and Daughters.

Our first destination was Central Park, where we walked to our lunch destination…

The Loeb Boathouse. Yes, we totally went here because of the Sex and the City episode when Carrie meets with Big and falls into the lake in an attempt to avoid his kiss (you know the episode I’m talking about, right?) This restaurant is right on the lake and has a lovely open-style setting. The menu is not cheap, but we decided to treat ourselves.

We started with Iced-Coffees – espresso over ice. This was very necessary after my 6 hour overnight flight and decidedly poor night’s sleep.

For our entrรฉes (mains are called ‘entrรฉes’ in The States – it’s initially quite confusing) we all ordered something very befitting of lunching ladies…

Peta ordered the Lobster Roll with Salad, which was lovely, very fresh. Lobster Rolls are popular in this part of America and I can see why, with the beautiful Maine Lobsters on offer.

Vicki ordered the Beetroot and Gorgonzola Salad – earthy, roasted beetroot salads are so fantastic, they’re one of my favourites. This ones was really yummy.

I ordered the New York State Rainbow Trout, which came with Frissรฉ, Fingerling Potato, Mushroom Fricassee, String Beans and a Citrus Dressing. It was spectacular – incredibly fresh, vibrant and nourishing. All I needed was a crisp, cool glass of Sauvignon Blanc…

After lunch we crossed the park to the Park Avenue Armory on the Upper East Side to see the Shakespeare Play, The Winter’s Tale.

It was absolutely wonderful, the cast from the Royal Shakespeare Company were fantastic. I had never seen this play before so it was such a treat. I kept pinching myself that I was actually in New York City. Seeing a play. It was all just far too cool.

After the play we walked to Grand Central Terminal, just to see this beautiful structure. Grand it is, a truly stunning interior.

Downstairs we found frozen yoghurt and then set about learning which coins are which (you’d think the larger the coin the more value, but you’d be wrong). Vicki was our currency instructor – she’s been to The States a few times, as she has family there.

And then we headed home, to find our other lady. How lucky am I to have had such an incredible trip to an amazing City with my fabulous ladies?… Many more lunches took place. And breakfasts…and dinners and drinks.

Heidi xo

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  • Leah October 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

    What an amazing time in NY. The Boathouse food looks delicious.
    How strange, an entree is a main???

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 5, 2011 at 8:32 am

    what a delightful day indeed!

  • Michelle Chin October 5, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I found it strange how entrees are mains too!

  • Martyna@WholesomeCook October 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Love the photos from your trip – amazing! I hope you print some and put them up in a little collage! On the note of lunch, it is my favourite meal of the day, especially for catch ups!

  • Hannah October 5, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I loved reading this post- what a lovely day out and lunch! You all looked so fresh & gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ haha entrees as mains..strange! x

  • Lisa October 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    What a fab day, and you guys all look stunning! I'm usually a hag when I'm travelling which is why all my photos are of scenery not me. I'm loving these travel stories.

  • Hannah October 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    As much as I've loved travelling alone with all my heart, I can certainly imagine the wonderment and joy of experiencing a beautiful New York day[s] with beloved friends from home. Love love love, Heidi! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heidi October 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Leah – so strange!! It totally threw me ๐Ÿ™‚ not in terms of size, that's just what they call it!

    Lisa – quite ๐Ÿ™‚

    Michelle – glad I wasn't the only one!

    Martyna – that's a great idea, thanks! & yes I need to give lunch more credit, it was lovely.

    Hannah – thanks, lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lisa – haha, well we were wanting to dress up nicely for the show ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hannah – I hope you get to do it soon, Hannah! Travelling with friends is so special ๐Ÿ™‚

    Heidi xo

  • KittyCate October 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    What a gorgeous bunch of ladies! Lunch looks fab – loving all your US photos! xx

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Aww you all look gorgeous together in your pretty dresses-surely a prerequisite for a lady that lunches! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heidi October 7, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Cate – thanks, I have loads more for you ๐Ÿ˜›

    Lorraine – hehe, thanks, we thought so ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Heidi xo

  • CC11 October 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    you've got me dreaming of new york!

  • ChopinandMysaucepan October 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Looks like 3 beautiful maidens having a ball of a time! The rainbow trout looks delicious!

  • Heidi October 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    C11 – I miss it so much!

    chopinandmysaucepan -thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ it was so yummy!

    Heidi xo