16 February, 2010

The Duchess Dines . . .

Monkey Bar

Despite the urgings of the Marquess and Marchioness to indulge at a number of different dining spots downtown, the Duchess finds it hard to wander beyond midtown.

Day One in New York, and after a long day of work, the Duchess, the Empress and the Earl of Manhattan all trudged through the snow to have dinner at Monkey Bar. As many of you know Monkey Bar recently was reincarnated by Vanity Fair editor-in-chief and budding restauranteur Graydon Carter, and the Duchess found the meal quite satisfying. Very la cuisine de bonne mere.

The Duchess had a jacket potato with a sprinkling of caviar and creme fraiche; the Empress had the Monday special, a fried chicken dinner with brussels sprouts and greens. All of us shared one or two salads ordered by the Earl, and nibbled on the Eton Mess for dessert (a berry and meringue crumble). All lovely.

Monkey Bar (in the Hotel Elysee)
60 East 54th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues)
New York, New York

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