April 12, 2008 – Saturday in Lower Manhattan

April 15, 2008  •  New York, Travel

What a great surprise to see that the weather was going to cooperate with us after they forecast 3 days of rain! After a very civilized breakfast together at the dining room table of bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese, fresh fruit, and coffee, we made our way to Loehman’s and Filene’s Basement for a day of shopping. I’m the least interested in clothes shopping of our group (probably because it’s always so hard to find petite’s) but I was quite enthralled with the Union Square Saturday market across from Filene’s in the park.

Fresh rosemary plants

Purple Peruvian fingerling potatoes

Array of fresh seasonal produce

We had an early dinner at La Masseria, a great Italian spot near in the theater district (rated one of the top Italian spots in NY which is saying something), and once again we ate ourselves somewhat silly.

Frito Misto del Mare – calamari and shrimp with a terrific marinara sauce for dipping

Buffalo Mozzarella with Prosciutto and Tomatoes – incredibly rich and delicious, which it should be for a $32.50 appetizer (we easily shared it 4 ways)Tagliatelle with Ragu of Rabbit and Wild Mushrooms (in a Parmigiano bowl) – out of this world!

Dessert – OOPS! We scarfed it down before I could snap a photo, but can you tell this was the second molten chocolate dessert of the trip?

After dinner we wandered over to our theater to see Spamalot – a riot of a show that will leave you slapping your knee and belly laughing out loud!

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