Something you should know about me is that I am a HUGE foodie! I feel like living in Los Angeles it would be difficult to not be on some level. We have access to restaurants owned by the creme de la creme of the culinary world , amazing authentic cuisine from all over the world, and countless other restaurants that are pushing the boundaries on classic dishes. So when it came to picking the perfect birthday dinner spot for New York, not just anything would do. After tons of research, I came across TAO.
The decor alone took my breathe away. The restaurant is designed to make the diner feel as though they are dining in an ancient Asian temple.
My birthday dress reminded me so much of Carrie Bradshaw’s classic ballerina dress from the opening of Sex and The City (I couldn’t find it in blush anywhere – Boo!) So when it came to cocktails I found myself thinking “What would Carrie drink?” Duh! – Cosmopolitan, of course. It was perfectly mixed and deliciously sweet. We ordered an appetizer of tempura green beans and took in our gorgeous surroundings.
For dinner we ordered kung pao chicken which was just-okay. The sauce was delicious and the chicken was perfectly cooked, but it was missing the heat that I look for in a good kung pao. We also ordered the duck fried rice which was out of this world delicious. The duck was buttery and unbelievably delicious!
I am not the kind of girl that says no to dessert. So I as extremely excited when the waiter brought this giant fortune cookie to the table. It was loaded with chocolate mousse and the cookie was soft with the perfect amount of crunch from the nuts and chocolate coating its rim.
If you are looking for a fancy night out in the Midtown area of New York, TAO is a delicious and awe-inspiring option!
Faux Fur Stole: Norstroms
Comment below and let me know if you like posts like this one. I was thinking that I would try and do a “Let’s Eat” Once a month.
** In case you missed it: Welcome to New York**