Today’s the last day of NYC Winter Outing Week 2019, I wrote about it here. Now I want to share my experience with you this winter!

NYC Restaurant Week

wasn’t very exciting for me. I didn’t really have plans to try many restaurants. Alright, you got me, how can anyone not want to try the participating restaurants when you’re getting a pretty good deal? $26 for brunch/lunch (appetizer and main) and $42 for dinner (appetizer, main, dessert).

But

Going to a $$$$ restaurant in Manhattan that has 5 stars and 1k reviews does not mean that you’ll get the best food. I can’t say much because I don’t often go (it can get really pricey to try all the restaurants). After all, you’re getting a prix fixe menu.

And

I usually go to Manhattan on weekends, preferably Saturdays because Sundays are errands/lazy days. No Restaurant Week on Saturdays. Bummer. It was the first day of Chinese (Lunar) New Year on Feb 5, Tuesday and I thought, why not go out and have a nice meal, it is the BIGGEST day in the Chinese culture. And I chose (more like my boyfriend chose)

Butter Midtown

After searching up this restaurant on Yelp, I thought it will be a good place for dinner. After stepping in the restaurant, we were shown to our table, descending into a spacious, rather dark dining room with beautiful bars at the entrance and side. Service was pretty good, I must say. Water was brought to the table quick, our server greeted us with a smile and our order went smoothly.

I see people on Yelp praising the delicious bread and butter and I must say, it really is as good as I expected. Here is the dinner menu for Restaurant Week

Prior to arriving at the restaurant, I completely forgot what was on the menu so I was really excited to try the gnocchi mac and cheese or the pork chop or the steak.. or.. whatever that I saw on the menu.

So when I saw this menu…. Fine.

Appetizer

Seeing that there’s calamari, rock shrimp and conch, I figured that this dish will be worth my money! You know what, I really need to learn to control my expectations because it’s not what I thought it is. I guess red wine vinegar isn’t my thing.. I can’t figure out what taste it is, I just know there’s something about the dish that I dislike. Didn’t really sit and completely analyze it, I know I just wanted to eat it up and move on to the next dish.

Main

Cod cakes.. Nah.. Ravioli.. doesn’t have meat though. Alright then, I shall settle with the prime roast beef. I must say, the onion potato cake does taste pretty nice. The beef, on the other hand, it really looks and feels like ham in a sandwich that I can get at Key Food. It doesn’t taste too bad but I really did expect better. Before I knew it, I finished it and was looking forward to dessert.

Dessert

Yup, chocolate milk panna cotta. I really love the chocolate beads on top, the texture wasn’t too bad. Honestly, it’s not a dessert that I fell heads over heels in love with. It’s a great end to the 3 course meal we had.

Broadway Week

is what I’m most excited. I’m a real Broadway addict. Btw, did you know Kinky Boots in closing this April, I’m so heartbroken! Definitely need to watch it again. I digress.

This Broadway week, I went to watch…

The Band’s Visit

Well, I wrote about it in my last post here. What it’s about and what I thought about it.. Yea, so read it!

The Book of Mormon

I’m guilty of not writing about this Broadway show sooner to share with you what my first impression is of the show. What I can say in three words is

IT’S SO GOOD!!!!

OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE IT SO MUCH I WANT TO WATCH IT AGAIN. Okay, I’ll let you know when I write a post about it.

And lastly,

Must See Week

See nothing for me.. It’s more like I didn’t really plan what I want to do or see for the Must See Week and it’s too cold to do anything outside so I didn’t bother. As for any indoor must see, I’m just not as obsessed as with Broadway and food. August maybe. I really should try it. But on the other hand, what if I try it and I get obsessed with it..

NYC is really an expensive city, just so you know.

Is there anything you’ve done for the NYC Outing Week? Or anything you want to do for the Outing Week in August?

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