The Rainbow Room – – New York

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Way up high………

© Rainbow Room – Courtesy of The Rainbow Room
© Rainbow Room – Courtesy of The Rainbow Room

With its reopening in October of 2014 after a five-year hiatus, this spectacular room with magnificent views is by far one of the  most gratifying and must-do rooms when in New York.  Located on 65th floor of Rockefeller Center this iconic and historic spot is synonymous with all things opulent.  When I received notice from my friend Manuel Enfedaque of his new position as Director of Dining Club at the Rainbow Room, I jumped at the opportunity to see this landmark as I wanted to experience first-hand what I’d only read about.

I finally got the chance on November 8th to visit.  With an incredible brunch that lasted for four hours, new meaning was giving to the notion of losing track of time and what a way to do so.  My brunch experience was over the top – – literally and figuratively.  The history alone pulls you in, but once you hear the live band creating an atmosphere of decadence, you immediately become consumed by, and escorted into, full-on sensory euphoria as the view, music, food and wine transport you to “OTHER.”  The following is my return to the Rainbow Room in early December.

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Rainbow Room
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Rainbow Room

 

Rainbow Room

 

Rainbow Room

 

Rainbow Room

 

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Rainbow Room

 

Rainbow Room

 

Rainbow Room

 

Rainbow Room

 

Rainbow Room
Rainbow Room
Rainbow Room

My return to the Rainbow Room in the span of four weeks is somewhat overwhelming, but in the most delicious way.  With numerous stations of mouthwatering and palate pleasing cuisine to suit your every mood, my various characters prepared to engage in full throttle consumption — as a different character is necessary to enjoy this feast.  By the time we finished I’d forgotten which character was leaving, but what I do remember is the atmosphere of elegance, flawless service, incomparable cuisine and the friendship.  Manuel, Ricky and Chef Wright, thank you again for another fantastic experience.  We look forward returning and having more of the same!!!!

 

Way up High……The Rainbow Room

 

 

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