Cathy was recently in town for a few days! We rounded up a small group for a Saturday excursion starting with the prix fixe brunch at Essex.
I’ve had their Lobster Benedict once, which was good, but I enjoyed the Crab Cake Benedict so much more. The poached eggs were great with the crab cakes and buttered English muffin. Oh, poached eggs… how I love you so. Cathy got the Baked Eggs filled with crisp black forest ham, roasted peppers, shiitake mushrooms, and cheese. Essex does a nice job with tasty and filling entrees! Many mimosas later, we rode the subway to The Met on the Upper East Side. Lately, the city has been an empty ghost town since so many New Yorkers are away for the holidays. The museum, however, was still packed with people. I love wandering through museums, but I don’t like to linger in one exhibit for too long — there’s always so much to see! On this visit, we feasted our eyes on artwork from Korea’s Silla Kingdom, William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time, Ink Art: Chinese Contemporary Art, and the amazing jewels by JAR. Our poor tired feet thanked us when we hopped on a bus to The Plaza Hotel, where we found a nice spot in The Food Hall to enjoy some coffee and tea.