Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Celsius at Bryant Park

7/10
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This pop-up restaurant as part of Citi Pond at Bryant Park just goes to show that a restaurant doesn't have to be around for 50 years to be great. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of both the food and drinks at this cute rink-side restaurant. Yes, almost everything is winter-themed but not in an annoying way - they have warm drinks and cocktails and hearty, post-skating food like Pot Pie, Mac N Cheese, and garlic fries that were addictive. I was really impressed by their custom cocktails, which were both creative and delicious.

Originally, I had asked for a negroni, however they informed me they didn't have campari and the bartender could make something for me that I would like... and I did!

Citrus-infused gin drink sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg. Smelled and tasted great. 

The Lychee - Level vodka (my favorite!!), lychee and lime. Gotta love that they didn't skimp on the fruit.
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Bryant Park is definitely a must-see during the holidays - the skating at Citi Pond is free, and after doing a few laps you will be doing yourself a favor by stopping for a bite at Celsius.

Celsius at Bryant Park
6th Ave and 42nd St
New York, NY
http://bryantpark.org/things-to-do/pond.html

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