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This year I have spent Easter in NY. Lack of my niece and nephew no egg fight, no egg hunt… but guess what? Easter brunch!!!!

To keep the good habits we decided to go to Westville, my favorite brunch spot in NY. This restaurant has two locations. I only go to the one in Chelsea. It is our spot with my boyzzzz. This time lady fleur joined us, as well.

As usual we shared the yummy dishes from the market. Grilled artichokes and fennels, brussel sprouts (don’t say “beurk”, I became addicted), and grilled zucchini with tomatoes and mozzarella.

Then I ordered my usual Sunday brunch fix: eggs benedicts with a side of crispy bacon. I am sure you all know this dish, but for the ones in the unknown of this dish, it is poached eggs on bread with hollandaise sauce on top. Everybody can do poached eggs; the secret is the hollandaise sauce. I think at this point I can write a “Zagat” of good and bad hollandaise sauce in NY. And the one at Westville is simply delicious.

No need to say it is very light… But believe me, it is worth every calorie of it.

The pictures will be added next week, as I forgot to take them, oops… I guess I was really hungry.

After our lunch, we hit the J&R Terrace (the amazing roof terrace of my boys) to play cards under the sun. Did u ever hear of this game called Americano? In Turkey everybody knows, for the rest of the world it is a kind of rummy, but to be able to open your hand each game has a different rule.

I think from far it is the most addictive card game… ask lady fleur who is infected and dreams about playing again.

We played for 4 straight hours, with some white wine and vodka, some food to nibble, and a helicopter in the sky. I guess it was there to film the NY Easter parade… or they were curious about our game, and stayed there to understand the game, lol.

Between you and me, they must have been confused, because of the weather changing we started at the terrace, continued inside to finish at the terrace…

Overall, best way to spend the Easter Sunday, no egg hunt, just tanning, playing cards and drinking with my peeps!!! And I am the Spring Bunny, so who needs the Easter Bunny anyway ;) ))))

In New York, brunch is a must for week-ends. Everybody meets over eggs and orders bloody marys or mimosas to celebrate the week-end. My favorite dish is eggs benedict with crispy bacon on the side, I wait the whole week for those poached eggs and the buttery hollandese sauce… (ok I just lied there sometimes i eat it during the week as well…)

So when my friends proposed Westville for brunch on Saturday, I off course checked their menus and was happy to have my favorite dish.

There is one thing I hate in New York though, it is either you have a reservation or not, they don’t let you sit at your table if everyone is not present. Even if say that we will order for the missing person. So on Saturday we were a group of six and as the sixth person was stuck in the traffic, so we had to wait standing for 40 minutes while they gave our tables to other people. Finally when we sat down, everybody was really hungry.

My friends who knew the place ordered some market dishes for the middle; artichokes with parmesan, beets with ricotta, brussel sprouts and polenta. After that we all ordered our dishes, I had my eggs benedict with a side of crispy bacon… and it was delicious!!! The others took sunny side up’s and scramble eggs with different sides. and as we were scared to not be full enough, we ordered french fries for the middle.

I can simply say each dish was more delicious than the other one. We were all happy, the only thing missing was bloody mary’s… I believe they don’t have the liquor license…
so a tip for you bring your own booze, and discretely pour it on your tomato juice ;)

The service is great, all the staff is adorable with you; they make you feel home and comfy. Now I understand why my friends are there every week-end for brunch, I might join them!!!
And I highly advise everyone to go… just be sure that you are all on time, so your waiting time for a table is less….