Over the past three and a half years I have written about my personal dining experiences from England and around the world. My collection will continue for as long as I have a passion for great food, travel and good company. My reviews are much more personal then you would normally find as I focus on the company as much as I do on the food.

I am hoping that those featured in my collection will be taken back to the moment and also on the memories they have from that day/night.

I am not a "margarita pizza" kind of girl when it comes to trying new foods. There are of course tastes I will sample once and never again - such as a battered chickens foot, however it is all about the experience of tasting something new and making up your own mind

I love food and writing and I hope this comes through when reading my blog. The aim of it is simply to make you smile

All the best


"Ladies That Brunch" Sarabeth's New York July 2011

Its a boiling hot July afternoon. I had been to Lansky's Jewish style Deli on Columbus Avenue the night before. Of course New York style, the remains of dinner came home with me in a doggy bag with enough to last me the next breakfast, lunch and dinner, as the portions in most restaurants are so huge! I was happily sat in the apartment eating my leftover chopped liver and "corned beef" (salt beef) sandwich on rye bread with latkes.

A few hours later and I was peckish for more food. I was in New York visiting my boyfriend Adam. His cousin Leah who takes me out shopping and drinking and we always have a giggle together. Leah's friend Mallory - who is great fun (love the name) was staying over and the three of us headed out for a rather late brunch and cocktails.

We took a short yellow cab ride, as we were all in heels, and arrived at Sarahbeth's situated in the upper west side. This great find is a must recommendation and since it opened as a tiny bakery-kitchen many moons ago, it has since expanded as a huge business with several restaurants and an impressive website.

I wouldn't normally go out with a sweet tooth but Leah and Mallory convinced me that the waffles they were ordering were incredible, so I jumped on the sugar rush band wagon.

The description from the menu is pumpkin waffles topped with sour cream, raisins, pumpkin seeds and honey. Their faces lit up with delight even when they placed the order, as they were excited to be eating them again.

I chose the cheese blintzes served with homemade apple butter and sour cream.  A great mix of sweet and savoury which was the perfect selection for me as I was feeling indecisive.

The three of us ordered "4 flowers champagne cocktail" which is a miniature bottle of champagne served with a baby glass full of fresh orange, pineapple, banana and pomegranate juice. The entire menu is so appealing with so many delights to choose from. Its a really girly indulge place to go- however they do also have "manly" main courses to chose from on the menu!

Sipping champagne we giggled and all girls that brunch will know that the usual conversations revolves around boyfriends, fashion, plans for Friday night and of course the yummy food we were eating. It was a mini splurge and went down a treat. Brunch cost us $33 each including a generous tip.

After the insane heat, the air needed clearing and it started to rain, so of course girls being girls, we caught a taxi home. 

Sarabeth’s (West)
423 Amsterdam Avenue
(80th Street)
New York, N.Y. 10024
Phone: 212-496-6280
Fax: 212-787-9655

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