On my way back home, I would make a pitstop into Murray’s Cheese, at the Grand Central location, to pick up some goodies for three friends that are coming over to my apartment, and load up on some nibbles: cheeses, charcuterie, nuts, figs, olives, a nice baguette. The store is in the Grand Central Market, which has everything you could ever want—so one stop shopping! The snack is meant to tide us over till dinner, but first we are all headed to see the latest dancer performance at the Joyce Theater.
Afterwards, a late dinner at Beatrice Inn would make a fantastic sequel. We’d order a bunch of dishes to share, like the IPA Battered Dates with smoked wild boar, whole grain mustard or Savory Plum Tart. For the shared entree perhaps the Applewood Smoked Rabbit For Two. The perfect ending to the day would be enjoying a nightcap at Dear Irving, seated at the bar with TomR. They specialize in well-prepared cocktails, and will invent something to your tastes upon request. They’re open late, so we can take our time, hang out at the bar and maybe make a few new friends.