Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New York, Part 3

Here is another wonderful bookstore I found in NYC:At the Argosy

Argosy Bookstore
The Argosy Book Store at 116 East 59th Street.

Old volumes at the Argosy

Leatherbound at the Argosy

Marbled endpapers 3

Michael and I had an incredibly good meal at Pane e Vino on Lexington Avenue:Red cocktail at Pane e Vino
I gave our waiter, Davide, the vague order of "a fruity cocktail, maybe something with orange in it." He brought this. I have no idea what it was, but it was delicious.

Shrimp and mussels at Pane e VIno
This was our appetizer. Charbroiled shrimp with mussels in a white wine, lemon and butter sauce. It was mouthwateringly good.

We each had a rigatoni dish for dinner. I had mine with bolognese sauce and he ordered it with eggplant and tomatoes at the suggestion of our waiter. It was so tasty, I forgot to take a picture of it.

After asking if we wanted to order dessert (we didn't), our wonderful waiter brought us dessert wines and homemade biscotti, on the house:
Homemade biscotti and dessert wineRomantic candlelit atmosphere, fabulous food, exceptional service...it really was an impeccable dining experience.

Sharon

8 comments:

Clare said...

stumbled upon your blog. The photos are divine. Please stop by my blog and say hello. Please follow if you like, I am collecting followers who have great blogs!

Mich said...

Mmmm, looks like you went to a superb restaurant !!! I'm getting hungry when I look at your pictures ;-))

lotta said...

Oh delicious... We are all ready to go, at least in our minds. Hotel is booked and I am adding the restaurant and the book store to my list. Thanks for all the inspiration!

gwen oulman brennan said...

Are you still in New York?

tyler said...

oh the bookstore is dreamy. looks like you could lose hours sifting through the stacks. and topped off with a perfect dinner. i 'heart' ny.

Oh said...

LOVE the bookstore! and we are just talking about our trip to NYC. Oh, yes, we'll check out the Argosy Bookshop, thanks!

sleeping poet said...

What an incredible bookstore!

Gracie said...

I found your blog via flickr and I adore it! Wow! I would definitely like to visit that book shop. Old books oh yeh!
I love your shop too. I will have to contact you regarding some items =)