After work on Friday I walked through Rockefeller Center on my way up to see "Infinite Variety", the incredible quilt exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory*. I noticed a mass of people on 51st Street near Fifth Avenue, and being a New Yorker my first thought was that it was a pack of tourists blocking my path (really, I'm not that cranky!). As I got closer, I saw they were all either nibbling on yummy-looking food or queueing up to get a plate from a food truck parked on the corner.
I joined the line and was rewarded with a plate of delicious treats from the new Air France in-flight menu created by master chef Joel Robuchon. Perfect timing, as my tummy had begun growling at me shortly before I left my office. My plate contained a shrimp and salmon rondelle, French shepherd's pie with duck confit, and a perfect pastel green pistachio macaron.
As a thank you for the free treats, there was a City Harvest donation box that was filling up with our contributions; so many hungry people in NYC and here we were enjoying free gourmet food. I joined the makeshift dining area (leaning against H&M's side wall) and savored every bite of my petit repas. And to top it all off, I was able to enter a raffle to win a trip for two to Paris!
*I shot well over 100 photos of the exhibition and it will take me a bit of time to edit them down before I do a post about the show; until then, here's one to whet your appetites.
I hope I'll be able to convey how incredible a show it was!