Last year, I finally made it to the Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square. I had seen it advertised for years, but, somehow, had never gone. Actually, the more I consider it, the more I realize that my lack of attendance was probably due to the fact that I tend not to seek out holiday-related activities…especially in November (which is way too early, in my book). I also like to avoid crowds, where possible. Well, for whatever reason, I did go last year, and it was so great. Yes, there is a tree lighting, and yes, there is music of some sort, (and yes, it is crowded) but what really made it for me was the fact that seemingly every restaurant in the neighborhood had its own tent serving $1 to $4 samples of everything from guacamole (Rosa Mexicano) to apple caramel bread pudding (American Table? I don’t remember, but it was exceptional). Anyway, this year’s restaurant line-up looks pretty terrific, once again: I definitely have Luce Restaurant & Enoteca (eggplant rollatini, $4), La Boite en Bois (wild mushroom ravioli, $3), and Tavern on the Green (warm spiced apple donuts with chocolate custard dipping sauce, $3) on my list. You, too, can be the most prepared person in your party by looking through the menu HERE.
Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
Monday, November 28th
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Columbus Circle to Broadway & 68th Street
Throw on some warm layers and elastic-banded pants, and I’ll see you out there!
~The New York Native