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How To Spend A Weekend In NYC

Planning a weekend trip to New York City is always going to be a lot of fun. it’s a great place for a weekend away with your sweetheart or a trip with your girlfriends. And here’s how you can spend your time.

Wine & Dine

The very first thing that you’re going to want to add to your agenda, whether it’s a romantic trip or otherwise, is think about the restaurants that you want to visit. Because there are so many incredible places here in NYC, why not enjoy one or two of them? Just make sure that you book in advance if you don’t want to be disappointed.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

The next thing that you’re going to want to be able to do, is a spot of shopping. Because NYC is known for its shopping. And there’s a lot here to explore. So, if you know that you would like to be able to get through a certain amount of stores, then it’s a good idea to have a plan of action or at least write a list for yourself. And then, you can hit the stores and shop til you drop.

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A Voce Columbus – New York City

There are two branches of A Voce Restaurant in New York. The original is on Madison Avenue, which following on from its success and a Michelin star resulted in the second one at Columbus Circle. This too has received critical recognition as well, with A Voce Columbus also garnering a Michelin Star for its fine Italian cooking.

A Voce Columbus occupies a fabulous space on the third floor of the Time Warner Center which was formerly Gray Kunz’s renowed Café Gray. It’s smart and sleek with a long elevated bar area that serves knockout cocktails and bar food. The bar area offers some great people watching, but the best aspect at the restaurant are from the tables that line the windows from where you can peer out onto the goings-on at Columbus Circle and the fringes of Central Park while you feast.

I mentioned the knockout cocktails and for our aperitif we tried the excellent Il Tarfuto cocktail ($33), Michter’s Rye Bourbon mixed with a truffle infused vermouth and topped with a drizzling of white truffle honey and a sliver of bourbon pickled black truffle. The mix takes 2 to 3 weeks to make and was a heady concoction of truffle aroma and flavour. The honey did a great job of sweetening things up, and this made for a delicious way to start the meal.

A Voce - Il Tarfuto cocktail

Il Tarfuto cocktail

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