• The Americano (Chelsea, New York)

My last day in the US, we went for a final brunch in Chelsea.  My aunt chose The Americano – one of her favourite brunch places in the area, which she told me had the best green smoothie.

The café is part of the Americano Hotel.  We arrived to a sunny sky and sat outside in the courtyard that had only recently been opened.

The menu is classic with a few foreign inspirations thrown in (acai and a Mexican egg dish).  I ordered the eggs Florentine.  The eggs were well poached but the yolks pale as if originating from sick hens.  The hollandaise was thick and pleasantly tangy.  A fresh green salad accompanied.  Overall it was a pleasant dish, but nothing outstanding.

The green juice made with green apple, kale, kiwi, spinach and mint, was very refreshing.

It was a lovely way to end my trip, with breakfast, sun and conversation.  To top off a lovely morning (and to digest lunch) we walked around the galleries of Chelsea being inspired by modern art.

Farewell New York.  And thank you for a lovely holiday.

The Americano
518 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 216 0000

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