WEEKEND GUIDE: GRANDLIFE RECOMMENDS
Omen on Thompson Street in SoHo is a perfect hidden gem. The paragon of Kyoto-style country cooking, meaning you’ll be exposed to such wonders as the Uni Yamakake (raw tuna and sea urchin with grated japanese yam, wasabi & raw quail egg), this special place is truly a remarkable culinary experience. With traditional everything, down to pouring the sakè into the boxes and over the sides onto the plate below, the service is second to none. Make a booking to avoid any disappointment and treat yourselves in the lead up to a fun night out on the town.
Demi Monde is the latest NYC hotspot on everybody’s lips. A “subterranean lounge set away from the world, this is a place where the possibilities of the night are never set in stone”, every experience is unique, and every night at Demi Monde is special. Set in the FIDI (financial district), Demi Monde is a cocktail lounge with a chef-attended communal fine dining experience that includes a nightlife factor. Alex Day and Dave Kaplan (also owners of Death&Co) have created 16 unique craft cocktails, and in addition, a selection of fine grower champagnes will be available to whet your appetite, compliment with a selection from 17 international inspired shared plates, and you have a culinary tasting unlike any in the city.
Friday night Memorial Day weekend, and there’s a thousand things to do. If you want a guaranteed good time, we suggest heading to Le Baron for Prince Language between 12am-4am. On Saturday night, for Degenrates Night with Mike Simonetti, Jacques Renault and Tim Sweeney. Also on Saturday night, if you’re in Williamsburg, head to Cameo for a house/disco music extravaganza with DJ Dreamcatcher, for those who missed SLOW BLOW at the Tribeca Grand on Wednesday night, this is your chance to make it up. But, the biggest party of the weekend is the opening of the Hamptons and Montauk. Surf Lodge is holding an invite only private party to kick the season off. With a performance by The Drums, and various other DJ’s, this is already sounding like one of the best parties of the Summer. For those who will be there, it’s going to be a hot and steamy affair.
If you plan on staying local and taking it easy this weekend, head to the very newly opened Aire Ancient baths in Tribeca. For $75, you’ll receive the freedom to use: baths of different temperatures, temperate (97ºF), hot (102°F), and cold (61ºF); the Steam Room, the Propeller-Jet Bath and the Floatarium; the relaxation room where you may rest on heated marble seating and enjoy tea or water. Doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend a part of your day…?! Also fun to do with the warmer weather upon us, is heading to a rooftop cinema. Check out Rooftop Films for screening times, and details.
— Posted by GrandLife Hotels , May 25, 2012
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