Levi's shorts, Kralova Design top, Pull and Bear sunglasses, Chanel sweatband
On my trip to NYC this past weekend, I was invited to attend brunch at The Conrad in the Financial District. You may remember my previous visit for dinner, where I indulged in burrata and fried squash blossoms before spending the rest of the evening on the Loopy Doopy rooftop. After hearing great reviews from friends about the brunch, I knew I had to stop in. I brought my blog contributor Elliott, and my friend Anisa, who just began a travel blog herself! Check out her site here.
I began with fresh grapefruit juice, and Anisa sipped on a brunch cocktail. One of the most intriguing parts about sitting in the dining area at Atrio is the atmosphere. You're surrounded by beautiful bottles of wine, and a massive kitchen. The staff is inviting, yet not annoying. We began with fresh yogurt with berries + cacao nibs (an interesting addition was the nibs, I really liked it) and burrata with peaches and prosciutto. I'll never get sick of a plate of fresh, creamy burrata with olive oil and balsamic vinegar...Atrio added an unusual twist with some grilled peaches, which was an intriguing contrast of sweet and savory.
For our main entrees, Anisa choice the eggs benedict, Elliott went with the pesto egg toast, and I went with the burger. Unlike other restaurants, Atrio offers a special item on their menu called a "bruffin" which is a mix between a croissant and a muffin. Flakier than a regular bun, and definitely more indulgent than a croissant, I'm going to be stuffing my face with bruffin's every chance I get.
After brunch, my friends and I went up to the rooftop for a pretty fantastic daytime view of the city. One of my favorite things about NYC is a rooftop at any time of the day. Add in scrumptious food, drinks and friends? Life is damn good.