My Broadway Show List

My Broadway Show List

New York

One of my favorite things to do when visited New York is going to all the wonderful Broadway shows. These are the shows I’ve seen before and highly recommend.

Broadway Musicals
Cats
Jersey Boys
Wicked
The Lion King
The Phantom of the Opera
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ❤
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Mary Poppins
Miss Saigon
Chicago
Annie

Broadway Plays
The Vertical Hour (2007, Julianne Moore, Bill Nighy)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012, Matthew Broderick, Jessie Mueller)
Orphans (2013, Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster, Tom Sturridge)
The Trip to Bountiful (2013, Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams)
Vanya and Sonia and Spike (2013, Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen)
Lucky Guy (2013, Tom Hanks, Maura Tierney, Courtney Vance)
The Present (2016, Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh)

Off-Broadway
❤ Avenue Q
Blue Man Group
The Book of Mormon

ASIATE

ASIATE

New York

Asiate

80 Columbus Cir #35, New York, NY 10023
(212) 805-8881
www.mandarinoriental.com/asiate
Asian Fusion

The View

From the elegant 35th-floor dining room, offer views of Midtown Manhattan’s sleek vertical marvels and the Central Park.

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Three Course Weekend Brunch

Amazing views of Central Park and Columbus Circle. The brunch items are fairly diverse, you get a good amount of food for the price.

Bread & Butter

Chocolate Croissant & Multi Grain Bread
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Gourmandise Tasting

Roasted Tomato Bisque

Asparagus Frittata

Ahi Tuna Poke

Shiitake Mushroom Terrine

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Second Course

Duck Confit & Yukon Potato Hash

Pan Seared Scallops

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Dessert Duo

Mango-Coconut Parfait, Lime Form.

Semi Sweet Brownie, Mocha White Chocolate Cream, Phyllo Crisp.

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AQUAVIT

AQUAVIT

Michelin Star New York

Aquavit

65 E 55th Street, New York, NY 10022
(212) 307-7311
www.aquavit.org
Nordic cuisine

FOUR COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU

The food is remarkably innovative, harmonious, and balanced. I like the restaurant itself as well, modern wooden furniture with funky Scandinavian decor. The restaurant staff took care of us all through the meal and the food was absolutely delicious.

Amuse Bouche

Pickled tomatoes lollipop sticks.

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Bread & Butter

Crisp flatbread and warm Danish rye bread with creamy brown butter and sea salt flakes.
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Icelandic Langoustine “Crudo”

Maine sea urchin, celery, lovage, granny smith apple.
The flavor of the smoke that had escaped when they opened the jar had already permeated the goodies inside!
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White Asparagus & Beets

Smoked trout roe, danish rye, nobis, spruce.
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Onion Family

Pan roasted foie gras, pork belly, union brûlée.
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Carrot & Oat

Mascarpone mousse, walnut, oatmeal granola.

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Amuse Bouche

Hot cinnamon beignets
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Petit Fours

Finally, there were six excellent little pastries.
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AI FIORI

AI FIORI

Michelin Star New York

Ai Fiori

400 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
(212) 613-8660
www.aifiorinyc.com
French/Italian

FOUR COURSE PRIE FIXE MENU

Amuse Bouche

Wild mushroom soup in a shot glass.
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Zuppa di Zucca

Butternut squash soup, pickled acorn squash, brown butter, foie gras.
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Trofie Nero

Ligurian crustacean ragu, seppia, scallops, spiced mollica.
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agnolotti

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Astice

Butter poached nova scotia lobster, glazed root vegetables, nebrodini mushrooms, château chalon sauce.
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Caffè Latte

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Panna Cotta

Balsamic crema, pomegranate, yogurt, green apple sorbetto.
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Petits Fours

Salted buttercream bonbon and passion fruit pâtes de fruit.
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CHIKALICIOUS DESSERT BAR

CHIKALICIOUS DESSERT BAR

New York

Chikalicious Dessert bar

203 E 10th Street, New York, NY 10009
(212) 995-9511
www.chikalicious.com
Desserts

Three Course Prix Fixe Menu

ChickaLicious Dessert Bar is a great place to enjoy a delicate dessert with tea or coffee in a very Japanese, jazz music-filled atmosphere. If you sit at the bar, you can watch the chefs working their magic prepare the dessert just like at a sushi bar.
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Chikalicious Amuse

Yuzu Sorbet. Cold and Smooth.
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Cafe Latte

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Mocha and Hazelnut Trifle with White Coffee Ice Cream

Moist Triffle, Spongy Nutty Cake, and Crunchy Crushed Hazelnuts.
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Petits Fours

Shortbread Cookies, Coconut Marshmallow, and Mini Chocolate Cakes.
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ANNISA

ANNISA

New York

Annisa

13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014
(212) 741-6699
www.annisarestaurant.com
American

Five Course Chef’s Tasting Menu

I love Annisa and will continue to come to this restaurant. The room is elegant and the waitstaff is incredibly friendly and attentive.  The food is so delicious and done in such interesting ways. Overall I thought that the progression of the tasting menu was done beautifully and appreciated that I didn’t leave stuffed and gluttonous.

Amuse Bouche

Salmon Mousse Tartlettes.
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Fluke Ceviche

Fluke Crudo with Black Lim and Radishes.
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Foie Gras Soup Dumpling

Chef signature dish. Seared Foie Gras with Soup Dumplings and Jicama.
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Pan Roasted Filet of Cobia

Sauteed Filet of Cobia with Grinnel Caviar, Cauliflower and Capers.
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Pan Seared Duck Breast

Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Quail Egg on Pork Belly.
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Amuse Bouche

Pear lemon Sorbet.
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Butterscotch Beignets

Pecan and Salted Butterscotch Beignets with Bourbon Milk Ice.
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Petits Fours

Frozen Chocolate Mint Truffles, Candied Ginger and Mini Pineapple Popsicles. 
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SCARPETTA

SCARPETTA

New York

Scarpetta

355 W 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-0555
www.scarpettanyc.com
Italian

Dinner Menu

The place has a great vibe with a warm atmosphere, great lighting and a nice buzz. The prices at Scarpetta still keep it in the range of what most would consider a fancy dinner, but the atmosphere is less stuffy and many of the dishes are straightforward. The pasta portion is hearty and generous. Some of the dishes are truly outstanding, while others are just good but not stellar.

Bread & Butter

Bread basket with stromboli, plus butter, mascarpone, caponata, and lemony olive oil.
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Mozzarella in Carozza

Fried fresh mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes.
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Bibb Salad

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Tagliatelle

Tagliatelle with spring vegetables, guanciale & truffle zabaglione.
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Panna Cotta

with guava soup and caramelized pineapples.
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EATALY

EATALY

New York

Eataly

200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010
(212) 229-2560
www.eataly.com
Italian

What to expect

Eataly is a high-end Italian food market/mall chain. There are different sections for meats, cheese, coffee, fish, vegetables, gelato, bread, pastas, etc. They have sit-down restaurants, stand up stations and take out. Eataly gets very crowded, so do expect to be surrounded by large crowds.

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Polpo Alla Piastra

Grilled octopus with mixed greens.
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Tonno Alla Sicillian

Sicilian style tuna with summer beans and almonds from Noto, Sicily.
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Pan Seared Salmon

Pan seared Salmon served with seasonal accompaniments.
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ROBATAYA NY

ROBATAYA NY

New York

Robataya NY

231 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003
(212) 979-9674
www.robataya-ny.com
Japanese 炉端焼き

Dinner Menu

The food is fresh and simply prepared. If you sit by the chefs at the wooden counter, you can watch the theatrics of the nimble, slipper-clad servers working the robata grill—climbing on the counter to reach raw ingredients, extending a paddle toward diners seated at the bar to hand off the finished dish. The menu offered a range of small plates, in addition to the proteins and vegetables prepared simply on the grill. The best dish we tried was among the simplest—kamameshi, a pot of slow-cooked seasoned white rice topped with snow crab.

Eryngi

Eryngi Mushroom with Salt.
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Shishito

Japanese Green Pepper with Soy Sauce.
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Ninniku

Elephant Garlic with Miso.
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Madai Sashimi

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Hotate

Sea Scallop in Umami Soup.
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Ebi

Langostino Prawn.
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Kamameshi

Kamameshi with Snow Crab.
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Eggplant

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Asparagus

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Momo

California Free Range Chicken Thigh with Salt.
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Kamo

Long Island Duck with Salt.
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JEAN GEORGES

JEAN GEORGES

Michelin Star New York

Jean Georges

1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
(212) 299-3900
www.jean-georges.com
French

Lunch Menu

Lunch at Jean-Georges is quite a deal at two plates for $38 with each additional plate at $19. Despite the price, it has all the trappings of the three-star experience: the refined plating, the sleek decor with neutral colors and tons of natural light, the flawless service. For me, though, the food doesn’t measure up to that of the other restaurants with three Michelin stars. It’s like there’s one flavor missing from every dish.

Amuse Bouche

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Egg Caviar

Soft-scrambled eggs served in the shell, topped with whipped cream and a spoonful of caviar.
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Sea Scallops

Caramelized Cauliflower, Caper-Raisin Emulsion
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Maine Ruby Shrimp

Sea Urchin, Green Chili and Lime
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Foie Gras

Strawberry Granola, Aged Balsamic and Sorrel
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Black Sea Bass

Crusted with Nuts and Seeds, Sweet and Sour Jus
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Caramel

Caramelized Pineapple, Carrot Cake and Molasses Sticky Toffee Cake, Young Coconut Sorbet and Tamarind Caramel.
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Marshmallow

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Strawberry Rhubarb Macaroons

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Chocolates

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