After last week’s post on PR in the hospitality industry, I wanted to do the perfect transitional post. I thought: what better way than telling you about my food adventures and discovering what “the south” has to offer this Canadian girl! I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions that I’m rounding this blog out. In other words, alongside my PR lifestyle, is my desire to actually live life. It’s essential that you always maintain a work – life balance. I treat my blog the same way – in and amongst these PR posts you’ll always find something lifestyle related.
As a child growing up, eating dinner at home was never a question. It’s sort of a family ritual. I know it played a huge role in shaping my love for staying home, cooking a classic meal, and enjoying the little moments life has to offer. Furthermore, we have a chef in the family. Yes, my brother made the spectacular decision to pursue the art of cooking. With the plate as his canvas, and food as his paint, my brother can turn even the simplest of ingredients into an elaborate entrée. The only thing more frustrating to a chef than dealing with a sister who is celiac, is dealing with a sister who is constantly reminding him about what he can’t add to his recipes.
With a family who loves to cook, it wasn’t surprising that I’d end up being a foodie of some sort. Even with a gluten-free lifestyle, I still manage to find joy in uncovering the latest restaurants, and knowing the go-to cafés. To top it all off, NYC has some of the best places to eat, drink & be merry. Below are a few of my finds! I didn’t have a choice but to add Chipotle! As a newbie to the chain, I’m already hooked.
Make your gourmet burrito or taco however big you want. Warning: you won’t be leaving here hungry! I opt for the rice bowl, and I’ve yet to leave the establishment without going home with two meals worth of leftovers.
You know that one person that always needs to end a meal on a sweet note? I’m that girl. I don’t care what I’ve had for dinner my favorite part will always be dessert. If you haven’t scored a scoop of Golosi’s gelato, I highly recommend it. I went for the mint chocolate chip, but I know I’ll be returning to try the Nutella flavor!
I’ve yet to make it to Ladurée on Madison, but I know that visit will be close in my future. Craving a macaron since my arrival, I dipped into this petit café for my caffeine and French confectionery fix. I promise you, you will return. There’s no better way to get your mix of flavors than to bring a friend and divide them in half! We selected Banana Nutella, Vanilla Coconut, Double Chocolate, and Lavender Nougat. I’m a chocolate fanatic, so it took the win this round! If you’re looking to indulge in a Parisian chic afternoon, nestled in a quaint baroque-themed shop, this is your place!
Have any restaurant recommendations? Sound off below or tweet me @Sam__Dickson!