New York City is hoppin’ all year around and even though we may love Paris in the springtime –there is absolutely nothing like September in the Big Apple! We’ll start off with a breathtaking panoramic view of New York City from the newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. From this magnificent vantage point you’ll see Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan, a view that can’t be found anywhere else. New York’s other landmarks are visible as well, including the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. This trip is a four-day, three night east coast whirlwind adventure. Lot’s to see and loads to do in one of the most exciting cities in America.Even if we were not offering wonderful sightseeing, a Broadway show, Times Square and Ground Zero, the food in New York City is almost worth the trip. From Jewish Deli’s to Chinatown, and everything in between to tempt your palate. If you were not lucky enough to grow up with an Italian grandmother (Nonno) you will adore the Italian hospitality found at both Carmine’s and Pasticceria Rocco, both featured on this trip. Known for their generous portions these casual eateries will make you think you’re dining at Nonno’s. May I suggest starting off with a Belini – Prosecco, Carmine’s Private Label, Valdobbiene, Italy, NV, soft and delicate Italian champagne with peach and citrus – molto benne.
One of the recipes on the menu at Carmine’s is Chicken Scarpariello which means ‘chicken shoemaker-style.’ It is an interesting name because the lowest compliment you can pay a French chef is to say, ‘He cooks like a shoemaker.’ I feel quite differently: and think that the name implies a true compliment. Scarpariello, may well have been a testament to the resourcefulness of our Italian immigrants who achieved seductive flavor from few ingredients. I’ve attached my recipe and hope it’s close to the one served at Carmine’s. I’ve never seen it in an Italian restaurant in Indy so this could be a culinary adventure.
Eadie’s Chicken Scarpariello Recipe (Click here)
I do get carried away by food! Check back in a few weeks for some suggestions for getting the most out of your free time in NYC. It’s a fabulous town.
These are only a few of the highlights! As you’ve seen on our blog, each of our escorted vacations is completely packed full of amazing attractions, breathtaking vistas, and surprises of all kinds. So please take a look at the itinerary details!
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- Includes home pickup and return (for clients in Marion and adjacent counties)
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