December in New York – Candle 79
After the whole engagement thing (no big deal right? I’m still eeeee-ing about it) we went back to the hotel, cracked open a bottle of champagne and started calling or emailing family members and close friends. Sometimes it just doesn’t feel appropriate to use Facebook to notify everyone of such important news.
Then it was time to celebrate. And what better place than Candle 79 (154 East 79th Street at Lexington Avenue, New York, NY)? I had never been before, but after the endless series of great reviews I’ve read online, I couldn’t wait to finally go.
We were the last seating of the evening, and got a lovely seat right by the front window. It’s such a nice space, cozy atmosphere with subtle lighting and plush seats.
For drinks, I ordered the Reforestation; a mojito with a twist – a tree is planted with every Reforestation ordered. I love mojitos, I love trees: i.e., perfect combination. Moreover the ingredients interested me, I’d never tried Veev Acai spirit, but I had a little bit about it previously and liked the premise and ecologically responsible business model.
Jordan ordered the Ginger Rush, I think mostly because it had sake in it, but it ended up being more my style than his.
We picked out an organic wine from Heller Estates that I had to take a picture of to make sure we would remember it – unfortunately, the LCBO/Ontario wine stores don’t have it. We noticed the wine list was perfect, one of those seemingly well thought out group of pairings – short and sweet (as in, no giant dusty books of indecisive wine here).
The chef offered a little bite to start our meal.
We started with a chipotle black bean soup, it was topped wit a tomato-avocado salsa.
Next was a mache & endive salad, with avocado, grapefruit, pickled red onion, spaghetti squash, almonds & a lemon vinaigrette.
Our visit to Candle 79, made an already spectacular and special day, even more amazing.
Looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious! What a lovely way to celebrate an engagement.