Oh, Mother’s Day….There are never enough days on the calendar to celebrate the lovely lady who provides us with endless love, affection and…. well sometimes too much of that motherly “wisdom”. So this Sunday, in her honor (and as a way to get her out of her usual and ordinary environment) why not celebrate Mom in the utmost of fabulous ways by booking an utmost unconventional brunch at one of New York City’s best kept secrets… Beauty & Essex!
Upon arrival, you won’t know whether you’ve descended on a pretty pawnshop or if New York City is just that cool to present you with a secret setting before heading into one of the City’s most distinguished dining dens. Although it might seem like this pawnshop is just a passage to your feasting festivities, you’ll realize that Beauty & Essex is here to greet you with the perfect spot to take mom for a personalized shopping spree prior to her delightful dining experience. Displaying jewelry from top designers such as Stephen Webster, Lana, Ippolita, as well as beautiful vintage and costume pieces, you’ll be able to pick out a perfect, one of a kind piece for mom…. And as if that wasn’t cool enough, Beauty & Essex will be offering a special Champagne Toast with every Pawn Shop purchase as a special “Thank You”! Now who doesn’t like some bubbly to get the party started?
Once you’ve made your way through this special shop, you’ll encounter a grand, circular staircase wrapped around a two-story custom-made chic chandelier. Both below and above this elegant entrance you won’t be disappointed as you make your way through this trendy yet elegant eatery.
Throughout the venue, you’ll encounter four distinct dining rooms, two beautiful bars, and to top it off, my favorite room…. the powder room – a luxurious lounge donning a sophisticated sofa, antique perfume bottles and a private bartender offering complimentary bubbly… Yes, please!
Now that you’ve conquered this maze of marvels, it’s time to indulge in some of the best bites and crafty cocktails the city has to offer! The cuisine, much like the design, is intended to set a new course. Arguably, Chef Chris Santos deserves much credit for pioneering the recent trend of small, share plate dining that has been emulated nation-wide. Santos has also learned some tricks of what “not to do” as a long-running Celebrity Chef Judge on The Food Network hit series “Chopped.”
The result of culinary experience and entertainment is “Beauty & Essex” – an evolution of the multi-ethnic share plate concept that sets the bar for fabulous feasting. With brunch menu favorites such as Red Velvet Waffles and the Lobser & Chorizo Hash, Mom will have you making reservations on the reg!
So this Mother’s Day (yes, that’s tomorrow), come celebrate Mom and make her feel fabulous at Beauty & Essex! To make a reservation or for more information, please visit www.beautyandessex.com.