I could walk outside and watch that famous ball drop in times square miserable, cold and hungry. I could also pay premium prices of $350 to dine at Applebee’s. I have an even better tradition of running in the midnight 4 mile run in Central Park. One of the best events of the year and what a great way to start the year off even if it is freezing outside the jog warms us right up. This year I attended a cooking class at the Sur La Table where I made mussels for the first time ever. The class was full of spanish tapas, but my favorite was probably how simple it was to make homemade flatbread.
As the year came to an end I ended very grateful for many things family, work, home and the cronut. Yes I finally had the chance to try a cronut (the cross between the croissant and donut from Dominique Ansel’s Bakery) and I didn’t even have to wait in line for one. They only have one flavor a month and I had the December feature of Valrhona Chocolate Champagne. I must say it was great, but the bakery has so many other great creations such as fresh madelines and croissants, however I was not impressed with their savory menu FYI.