I'm back. New York was unbelievable! We had an amazing time and I have so much to share with you but it'll take me a while to organise all the photos and videos so I thought I'd start with something simple.
Hubby and I stumbled across 5 Napkin Burger in Hell's Kitchen New York. 5 Napkin Burger was on one side of the road and the equally lovely looking Southern Hospitality on the other. It was a toss up between the two and a rather difficult decision I must say.
In the end 5 Napkin Burger won because I spotted that they had a Salted Caramel Milkshake on the menu! Sold.
The restaurant was packed with people but didn't feel overcrowded, there were meat hooks hanging from the ceiling, old fashioned hanging scales decorating the far corner and sections of the room were covered in white tiles. The restaurant had a slightly industrial look that I really liked but despite the butcher shop style decor the restaurant still managed to feel warm and inviting. 5 Napkin is definitely more sophisticated than your regular burger joint but still had that breezy, grab a burger feel.
The Salted Caramel Shake was unbelievable, utterly scrumptious and totally unforgettable. Mr. P. ordered a Root Beer Float but after trying my shake, he swiftly ordered one for himself. It was gloriously thick and ice creamy, with the most beautiful caramel flavour and just the right amount of salt to stand up against the sweet.
Both the hubs and I ordered the Original 5 Napkin Burger, a 10oz. custom ground beef burger, with caramelized onions, gruyere cheese, rosemary aioli, soft white roll. It was glorious and certainly lived up to the 5 Napkin name, the gruyere was a beautiful addition and I loved caramelized onions.
Our waiter was lovely and honestly couldn't do enough to help, he giggled at me when I told him, perfectly straight faced that the Salted Caramel Milkshake was one of the best things I've ever tasted. Apparently it is rather popular.
This wasn't the only burger I had in N.Y. but it was certainly the best and that Milkshake is the stuff dreams are made of...
That night I planned my own Salted Caramel Shake recipe.