New York in the Spring

I was visiting New York City in late April this year.  The whole trip was planned around getting tickets to see Book of Mormon and Sleep No More.  We also made a reservation at our favorite restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, for this trip.  We got lucky with the weather (for the most part) and had two nice warm days and one rainy day.  We got to eat great food and saw three great shows.  I also ran into three people I know unplanned and saw two friends (planned).

Here are the highlights of the trip.

Amazing lunch at Eleven Madison Park restaurant.  This is a Michelin three star restaurant.  You can see all the dishes I had on this post.

Interesting concept for Sleep No More.  The set is in a 6-story building in Chelsea they have called “The McKettrick Hotel.”  It is based loosely on Macbeth.  The set itself is amazing with many rooms to explore.  All the audience members have to wear a white mask (provided) and cannot talk during the show.  They take you in a group of about 25 and the elevator man will take you up in the elevator and let some people out on each floor.  You can later use stairs to explore other floors.  There are many rooms including a candy room where you can eat candies.  You can easily get lost and end up seeing nothing if you don’t pay attention to what’s going on.  My recommendation for those who are planning to go see this is to learn more about the show before going to get an idea of what to expect.

Doughnut Plant store in Chelsea is very nice compared to their original store.  The one in Chelsea offers seats, espresso drinks, and take credit card.

Book of Mormon is funny.  If you want to see this, be sure to book it in advance.  I booked mine 6 months in advance.