Yesterday I met with my old friend and classmate Ehsan. It’s been more than five years since the last time we met, so there was a lot of catching up to do and chatting away about the good old days. Ehsan’s flat is in Hell’s Kitchen and so nice that I’ve suggested several times that we do a life swap. He’s still considering.
Later on, we went to Carnegie Club, which is one of Ehsan’s favorite places. The bar is dark and smoky with an upscale man cave feel to it, and I think I was the only woman there, except for the staff. Ehsan told me that there’s usually a live band playing Frank Sinatra songs, but unfortunately, there were no live music yesterday. I really liked the atmosphere, and the service was supreme. I had a glass of dark rum, while Ehsan went for one of the cigars from the impressive assortment.
After Carnegie, our plan was to continue to Gilt Bar, which is the bar attached to the restaurant with the same name. Unfortunately, they were just about to close for the night when we arrived, so instead we went to Flûte, which is a champagne bar in Midtown. We had two glasses of Veuve Clicquot and a Bellini tasting with 3 different flavors: Peach, strawberry and pineapple. I love Bellinis and the ones we had at Flute are among the best I’ve ever had.
Flute Bar, 205W 54St, Midtown West (between 7th Ave & Broadway), New York, Tel: +1 (212)-265-5169
The Carnegie Club, 156W 56th St (between 7th Ave & Avenue of the Americas), Midtown West, New York, Tel: +1 (212) 957-9676