On my second day back in New York, I was still haunted by Jet-lag From Hell, but someone (April) wanted oysters and steak, so after a short power nap that actually made me even more tired, April dragged me over to La Grande Boucherie in Midtown, which is one of her favorite restaurants in that neighborhood. La Grande Boucherie is an elegant French brasserie with an atmosphere so authentic that it feels more French than France itself, and a menu with a tempting lineup of traditional French dishes such as steak frites, oysters, and onion soup.
We had half a dozen of oysters as an appetizer, and April then got the steak frites she had been craving all day. I was still on Denmark time, so it was around 3 a.m. for me as we sat down for late dinner, and my appetite was nonexistent, so I had a mocktail, a salad that I couldn’t finish, and a hot cup of tea.
The restaurant was introducing a new feature that offered 5% off the bill, if you ordered and paid for your food on your phone. It was really smooth, and omg, so nice to be able to head straight back to bed after the meal, without having to sit and wait for the bill.