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New York City is truly a magical city; full of life, love and amazing places to wine, dine and shine. This evening, JC and I joined some friends of ours for dinner at Gigino at Wagner Park, a restaurant with outdoor seating, by the water.

It was one of those nights that seemed to be straight out of a movie, with some of the most picturesque backdrops, including the Statue of Liberty, and the Freedom Tower.

I ordered the saporosa salad to start, which is made with roasted beets and butternut squash with goat cheese and toasted almonds over frisee – yum! For my main entree, I enjoyed the salmone amalfi coast – a corn meal dusted filet sauteed with onions, and served in a Positano limoncello cream sauce, with fresh orange and arugula – incredible! The meal ended with the coppa affogata – vanilla ice cream topped with hot espresso, preserved cherry and almond praline.

It was the perfect meal for so many reasons, company included.Gigino_at_Wagner_Park_DSC01242We passed the pier below on our way to Gigino, which was the next building over.Gigino_at_Wagner_Park_DSC01245 Unexpected performance…Gigino_at_Wagner_Park_DSC01255

Outdoor area where we sat for our meal…Gigino_at_Wagner_Park_750_DSC01248 Gigino_at_Wagner_Park_DSC01264 Gigino_at_Wagner_Park_DSC01268

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