From the top of the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains, I bring you the first photos of 42, Anthony Goncalves’ new fine dining restaurant:
My apologies for the photos Ã¢â‚¬â€ they’re not fabulous. But even though I haven’t dined at 42 yet, I wanted to give you a tiny glimpse of the bar, and the delicious (and expensive Ã¢â‚¬â€ $17) cocktail I drank there. Above is the Violette, which is sort of like an Aviation, but made with lime juice instead of lemon. One ingredient is a beautiful floral liqueur called creme de violette, which only recently became available again in the US. (Even last December I had to have friends smuggle me back a bottle from London.)
The drink tasted like a flower, and it a good way. I adored it.
And why not? Even if it was horrible, here was my view.
My other view:
The chandeliers made with Swarovski crystals:
Other people chatting:
Unfortunately that’s as far as I got with the camera. I promise a full post soon. And don’t forget, if you want to head over there, you need a reservation Ã¢â‚¬â€ even for the bar: 914-761-4242. www.42therestaurant.com.