While most sane people spend their weekend mornings sleeping in, I like the idea of waking up early then heading down to Balthazar for brunch with a friend. What’s on the menu? Orange juice, coffee, omelette and a great conversation.
Balthazar Restaurant, 80 Spring Street (between Broadway and Crosby).
It’s always nice reuniting with friends I haven’t seen in many, many, many months. Fabian and I have been hanging out for the past few days to catch up for lost time and missed memories — pigged out, chased cabs, slipped dollar bills on strippers’ underwear during “Blatino Night”, etc. He arrived here in NYC from Germany a few days ago via the mammoth cruise ship Queen Mary 2. Over very late lunch/early dinner at Fred’s yesterday, he shared a lot of stories about trip — he had a his own jacuzzi in his suite!! I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise but never really had the opportunity or motivation to do so… perhaps it’s my fear of being the youngest person on board surrounded by geriatrics squandering away what’s left of their retirement fund. Who knows. The idea of being detached from shore life in a floating, man-made structure that looks like a miniature city in the middle of the ocean for a few days is, I must say, very appealing. I’m sure it’s fun.
Have you been on a cruise ship? I’m curious!