Day four, Thursday. We are past the half way point. Plenty has been seen and there is plenty more to see. We are breaking day 4 up into 3 posts; walking food tour, the 9/11 Memorial, and The Music Man.
Beth was really looking forward to Thursday night’s performance of “The Music Man”. Not because of Hugh Jackman, but because of her favorite triple threat, Sutton Foster is playing the lead opposite Hugh. But I digress…there were many things to do, see and eat before the 7:00 pm show. First stop Chinatown for a walking food tour.
Our day started with a Lyft ride to Chinatown for a walking tour of Chinatown and Little Italy. The 3 hour tour would provide 10 tastings from 8 locations plus history of not only the businesses providing the food but also the history of the neighborhoods. It began in Chinatown and work its way to Little Italy. We enjoy many styles of food, Chinese and Italian being two of our favorites. This was right up our alley.
Stop number one and meeting place for the twelve or so ‘tourists’ was for green tea and pork pastry.
Next up; dumplings.
Final taste in Chinatown; sponge cake. What makes them green? Mung bean.
Next up; over to Little Italy. Our favorite stops on the tour. Flavors popped and the food was more aesthetically pleasing too. First stop; fresh gnocchi with marinara. Perhaps our favorite on the tour.
Next up; olives and cheese.
Would we do this again, if ever in NYC again? Probably not, but we wanted to go to this part of town. The tour was good and we do recommend it, but now we have a feel for the food. We will most likely return to Little Italy, the smells were inviting.
Next up…the 9/11 Museum at the World Trade Center…but that’s for another post.