Saturday, April 10, 2010

New York New York!

In a little over two weeks, Mr Kitty and I will be hopping on a plane and flying to the US for a much anticipated holiday. Although I used to go to San Francisco reasonably regularly for work, this time we are going to LA, Omaha (don't panic - it's only for 36 hours), New York and Las Vegas. I really can't wait!

The majority of our trip will be spent in New York and Las Vegas. While we were in Las Vegas just 18 months ago, it's almost 4 years since we were last in New York. And this time we are spending a whole week there!

Like most people who are reasonably passionate about food, one of the things I am most looking forward to is sampling some of the delights only really available in the good ole USofA. We plan to revisit a few of our favourite haunts from the last trip, including Katz's Deli (home of the world famous pastrami sandwich pictured below) and The Risottoria, a totally gluten free restaurant that makes the best risotto ever, located on Bleeker Street in West Village.

In addition to eating our body weight in pastrami (well, that's Mr Kitty's aim), we also plan to have dinner at a few new locations including Restaurant Hearth, Momofuku, Balthazar (which apparently is quite hip and happening) and Locanda Verde.

I'm also looking forward to spending loads of quality time in Whole Foods Markets and visiting the wonder that is Dean and Deluca. Thanks to Fleur at Good Eatings, Billy's Bakery is also on the list of must visit destinations!

Las Vegas is a town with a few less gastronomic treats (unless your idea of a well rounded meal is a deep fried casino buffet, which ours is not). For Mr Kitty this is the business end of the trip - alas it's not a holiday for him like it is for me. Last visit we had a wonderful dinner at Bouchon (from Thomas Keller who also owns the Californian French Laundry) so we are planning a repeat visit there. And for anyone who watches the American version of Iron Chef, we are also planning a visit to Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, which I am super excited about. I love South Western cuisine!!

But eating isn't the only thing we'll be doing in the US. We plan to do a whole lot of shopping too! Stay tuned for my thoughts on that activity!



Sydney Shop Girl said...

That sounds like an AWESOME trip.

Can't wait for more news.

The exchange is getting so good right now. When it gets to 1:1 - I win the bet with hubby and we get to go back to the US!

SSG xxx

amy said...

Extremely jealous right now. That's all I can say.


missklicious said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the posts on NY!

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

SSG - I have had a lot of fun planning this trip so far. There has been loads of sneaky internet surfing and copious lists have been made!

Amy - do you have any tips from your last visit to both LV and NYC? I'd love to hear it if you do!

missk - I promise to post while I am away!

Anonymous said...

nom nom nom nom nom nom pastrami.

v. jealous.

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

It's the best pastrami ever, Clare. For sure.

Anonymous said...

So jealous Miss Kitty! Do you need a PA? Someone to carry your shopping bags perhaps? To pack your leftovers & hail you cabs. Just let me know! ;-)


Kiki Chaos said...

You know what I'm most jealous about? The people watching in New York. Best. People. Watching. Ever. NYC rocks.

Kahlee said...

Ahhh, New York. My heart.

Milton said...

Ooh have an amazing time! I so want to go back to the US soon-not just for the food but also the shopping. Will be anticipating these stories :D