September 18, 2010

Lunch for a Princess


While visiting New York recently, I wanted to surprise my mom with a special lunch at a very historic location. Thankfully, NY Restaurant week was still in full swing and we were able to dine for a reduced price. It was everything we hoped it would be and then some. She was completely surprised and I know we will cherish this memory for a long time.

DSC01324{the logo emblazoned on the ground outside}

DSC01291{the dining room complete with museum-worthy Russian artwork}


DSC01297  {our menu}



After we oohed and aaahed our way through the meal, we visited the ladies room. Riding the elevator back to the main floor, we accidentally ended up in one of the banquet rooms. We took this opportunity to investigate some more, and thank goodness we did. This was the highlight of the adventure!

  DSC01301 {chandelier}



DSC01309{this gorgeous tree is probably 20 feet tall, maybe more}


DSC01311{the eggs on the tree were all different designs and colors…stunning}

DSC01315  DSC01317{this bear is probably 12 feet tall at least}

DSC01318{yes those are goldfish swimming inside that giant bear}


Can you imagine having your wedding reception at a place like this? I was definitely eyeing the silver with the lovely monogram…No, I didn’t put a fork in my purse! I promise. However, I do regret not buying an apron with the initials RTR stitched on it. I can just see myself whipping up a batch of borscht! Well now we have a good reason to return!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!