Meatpacking is a haven for the glamorous, fashionable and fabulous – so naturally, it’s one of our favorite places to hang out and check out the crowd! With its unique industrial history, each building and shop presents its own captivating architecture and atmosphere, and the whole area is so quaint with its cobblestone roads (choose your heels wisely!)
Last weekend, although Manhattan was hit with a downpour, we decided to check out catch. it turned out to be the perfect choice for the rainy day because the rooftop is covered with a yellow and white striped canopy decorated with strings of lights.
We stopped by around 4:30 – they had just stopped serving lunch and were beginning to set up for dinner so we started off on the rooftop with a refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc. In the southern corner of the balcony, there is a lounge area where other New Yorkers looking to escape the monsoon were just beginning happy hour. The area is adorned with greenery and the cutest red benches with sky blue cushions. It’s like sitting in a garden on a rooftop!
When the food service began, we jumped in the elevator and went down to the bar on the 3rd floor where we ordered the crunchy rice cakes topped with tuna tar tar. We have to admit – we weren’t sure if this dish would stand up to the ones we have had at the popular Asian fusion restaurants like Koi and Tau, but they did! they were delicious.
Just as we polished off our second glass of wine, the sun began to peak through the clouds so we headed off to continue exploring the meatpacking district. Although catch is a popular spot for a yummy seafood dinner, we thought it was great for happy hour and hors d’oeurves – and much less expensive!