PLAN DATE: THURS / APR. 26
Defined by its modern ambiance and elegant ambiance, Bellwether’s menu features a variety of dishes prepared with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. Every food item speaks to the restaurant’s farm-fresh ethos, from the grilled fava beans to the seared octopus and the cornish hen. Wash it all down with something tasty from this place’s creative cocktail menu — the cool down with vodka and kale juice, matcha, egg white, lemon and the sweet taste of Demerara syrup sounds like the perfect spring drink.
After dinner, you’ll move somewhere more intimate with a visit to a Long Island City secret gem, Domaine bar a vins (Domaine Wine Bar). Here, you’ll find locals enjoying casual conversation with the sounds of live music in the background. It’s the kind of spot that’s ideal for sharing a fine bottle of wine and after-dinner cheese plate, and if you’re in the mood, the oysters are the right aphrodisiac to help you wrap up the evening.
Long Island City
Dinner, Live Music
A Little Pricey
47-25 Vernon Boulevard, Queens
idk tip: In a sharing mood? Try the braised lamb neck for two with butter bean hummus, pickles and pistachio flatbread.
Domaine bar a vins
50-04 Vernon Boulevard, Queens
idk tip: This place often has wine specials, so be sure to ask your bartenders what they’re pouring tonight.