Sunday Brunch at Dovetail UWS | New York, United States | Every week my two best friends Alex and Michael, and I we get together for lunch or dinner, and we explore new options around New York, or any other city in the world we are together. This week has been Sunday Brunch, as as most of the times, Michael – Chief Concierge at the Waldorf Towers did the picking. He took us, on this GORGEOUS Spring day, all the way up to the UWS – Upper West Side, to try Dovetail. Located just steps away from the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Dovetail offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef John Fraser’s award-winning contemporary American cuisine and creative use of seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients. Dovetail received three stars from The New York Times as well as its first Michelin star in 2011. Chef Fraser formally began his culinary career in Los Angeles and refined his fine dining expertise under the mentorship of Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Napa Valley. He then broadened his perspective on global haute cuisine with a move to Paris to cook at the revered Taillevent and Maison Blanche. Dovetail offers a myriad of dining options throughout the week. We came to the Sunday Brunch, which includes a 3 Steps Menu for only USD 32 per person. My choices were: Degustation of Canapes for the Table including sweet & savory breads, yogurt parfait, cardoon velouté, cured salmon tea sandwich and venison meatballs. Entree of Greek omelet, olives, feta, dried tomatoes with a side order of cypriot potatoes. Degustation of Desserts including Rhubarb cheesecake, Boston cream cake truffles, Cassis macaron. More info at www.dovetailnyc.com Great times, great company, great food. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Mauer Park Flea Market| Berlin, Germany | Mauerpark is a public park in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district in the former West Berlin. The name translates to “Wall Park,” referring to its status as a former part of the Berlin Wall and its Death Strip. Panoramic views, street art, live performers, flea market and lots of food and beer. It takes place every Sunday and it is FREE. Continue reading Mauer Park Flea Market in Berlin
Epistrophy Cafe Great breakfast option in NOLITA | NOLITA, New York | Early Saturday morning wondering around the area of NOLITA, looking for a new place to have a succulent breakfast/brunch, after a great stay at the new and first boutique hotel in NOLITA (North of Little Italy) by the name The NOLITAN Hotel. Done most of them in the area aka. Balaboosta or Gimme Coffee... so looking for interesting new alternatives. And once again NOLITA delivers.. this time Epistrophy Cafe. Continue reading Epistrophy Cafe Great breakfast option in NOLITA
DESEO Gay Brunch and Tea Dance at Bar Basque | Chelsea, New York | As I announced last week, after my review and experience at Bar Basque (read it here), this weekend JUNE 5th. will be the official launching of the new weekly Sunday Brunch and Tea Dance for stylish gay sophisticate. Please join Tivoli Events, GLAAD, CarlosMeliaBlog.com and hosts for Deseo at Bar Basque in the Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel. So if you are a local New Yorker of visiting come to socialize and have fun.
JUNE 5, 2011 – BRUNCH: 2 – 4:30PM. Classic brunch buffet with Spanish flair and tapas/pinxtos by acclaimed chef Yuhi Fujinaga. Brunch features a make your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar for just $20, all you can drink during the brunch! TEA DANCE: 4 – 8PM. Dance on the terrace while sipping (or slurping) weekly cocktail specials. Music by DJ Keo Nozari. (Bar Basque, 839 Sixth Avenue, between 29th and 30th Streets )