Eat: Lady M Cake Boutique (NoMad location, NYC)

Ah, the famous Lady M. Famous for their crêpe cake. Some may consider Lady M to be overrated, but we don’t have it in Toronto.

There are multiple locations in NYC,  the location we went to had limited seating; if I recalled, it had maybe 5 or 6  small round tables along a banquette. Seats two people per table… also known as, the ideal date spot.

Green Tea Mille Crêpe – twenty crêpe layers with green tea pastry cream

For $9 USD a piece, it is a pricey, but light yet decadent and delicious piece of cake. The taste is prominent, but not bitter (though the top is more stronger from the dusting of matcha powder). Is it the best crêpe cake I’ve had? No, but it is on top of the list.

Lady M Cake Boutique (NoMad location)
1178 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
United Statess


Eat: Gramercy Tavern (New York City)

Gramercy Tavern in New York may be considered an institution; opened in 1994 with co-owner Tom Colicchio manning the kitchen, he has since left in 2006, handing the reins over to James Beard Award-winning chef, Michael Anthony. Over the years, it has won awards and accolades, including a Michelin star.

The menu at Gramercy Tavern is seasonal, focusing on food locally sourced. The restaurant it divided into two sections: the Tavern where you can dine a la carte and walk-ins are welcome, and the Dining Room where the menu is prix-fixe, tasting menus are offered and an a la carte option during lunch.

We dined at Gramercy Tavern for our anniversary; opting for the Tavern because we couldn’t reserve the Dining Room. No big deal, we wanted a casual dinner anyways, even if we were paying an arm and a leg.

The dishes we ordered may not be available (this was back in May 2017!) or prices may have changed.

Duck Liver Mousse ($20 USD) with pickled vegetables and grilled bread. It is like smooth, whipped pâte.
Arctic Char ($32 USD) with snap peas, basil and garbanzo beans
Sea Bass ($31 USD) with smoked potatoes, fennel gremolata and shell beans

Overall, it was a nice dinner; the atmosphere is not stuffy, it’s casual and service is pleasant. We skipped dessert, opting to go elsewhere (to maximize places we wanted to go to).

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003
United States