Pittsburgh to New York Road Trip – Food – Family – Fun!
If you thought you missed my recipe this week, good news you didn’t I took a family road trip to NY. I will share with you my favorite culinary experiences and other highlights of our trip!
We started our journey driving a little more than half way to Hershey Pa. Where we stayed at the Hotel Hershey a AAA Four Diamond Award winning hotel. The hotel and grounds of this grand property are just magnificent. We dined at Harvest their Farm to Table Restaurant which was very good.
The next morning it was off to NYC’s Meatpacking District and the Gansevoort Hotel. The hotel is a chic modern venue with a great rooftop pool and bar. Next we walked across the street to Chelsea Market ( a food hall with shops) and had lunch at the Lobster Place a fresh fish market and Sushi/Sashimi Bar. That evening we dined at Tim Ho Wan, a Dim Sum restaurant that features a Three Star Michelin Chef and is a One Star restaurant winner. It’s also touted as the least expensive Michelin Star Restaurant in the world. Next it was off for dessert at the Sugar Factory where the drinks and dessert’s are more like works of art, not to mention delicious and huge!
Our next day featured a lite breakfast, aside from the French Cream Donut at Le Pain Quotidien. Then off to the Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center. The 60 second elevator ride is simply amazing as were the views from the top. Then off to Eately, ( which is a modern Italian Mercato) for lunch. Next it was off to Little Italy’s Ferrara Italian Bakery for some pastries and Italian Ice. Dinner that night was back in the Meatpacking District at Santina, a coastal Italian Restaurant located directly under the Highline ( which is an abandoned elevated railroad track filled with gardens and vegetation) where we walked off our meal.
We woke up early the next morning and headed out to Long Island and the Hampton’s to visit family. We made 3 stops on the way. The first was in Brooklyn at Landi’s Italian Pork Shop. The cuts and quality of their meats along with their prepared foods are second to none. We picked up some steaks and prepared foods to take to our relatives along with an Italian Hero for us to share on our car ride there. Next stop was at my favorite Italian Bakery on Long Island Dortoni’s, more pastries to go!
Our last food stop of the day was in Huntington at Kerbers Farm where we had Lobster Rolls, Nathan’s Grilled Hot Dogs and fresh mini berry pies.
Our final day on Long Island was off to one of our favorite beaches anywhere Coopers Beach in South Hampton. If you go remember to bring cash as its $40.00 cash only to park. The $40.00 is money well spent once you see this beautiful beach, they have bathroom’s for changing and a great beach cafe along with umbrella and chair service.
After a wonderful Eclipse beach day we visited the town of South Hampton and our new favorite restaurant The Plaza Cafe. This seafood restaurant was definitely something special. The quality and freshness of the seafood was outstanding, along with the service and house made dessert’s. A definite not miss restaurant when visiting the Hampton’s. One last stop was at Sugarfina for Champagne Gummy Bears to bring home to my oldest daughter who couldn’t make the trip.
Now Back to Pittsburgh!