Fun Birthday Dinner in NYC


Hi everyone. There are many fun places to eat in NYC for birthdays. We tend to love getting outside of our own neighborhood and exploring new places.

For my sister’s birthday last weekend, my entire family united at a wonderful Italian trattoria called Pisticci. At the table were the birthday girl and her fiancé Sander, my parents Gerry and Fleur, my brother Jamie and his wife Rebecca, and my brother Chris, his wife Eileen and their kids Ryan and Caitlin, who were home from college. Since everyone’s lives have become so busy, it was such a treat to sit and chat for a few hours.fun birthday dinner in NYC

Birthday Dinner NYC

New York City is expensive and you have to pick wisely when it comes to a large group meal! Try calling the restaurant ahead of time and negotiating a set menu for a fixed price. At Pisticci, we enjoyed the creative salads, the fresh pasta with ragu and the yummy steak.

Here is Eileen with my niece Caitlin. Caitlin is attending St. Andrew’s University in Scotland where she is a member of two singing groups and a soccer team. We were so delighted to get her back state-side!birthday dinnerHere I am with the birthday girl. Mother of three and a OB-Gyn researcher, Kiki astounds me. I really don’t know how she manages to do everything she does. She’s an inspiration and the best friend a sister could hope for.group birthday dinner in NYCMy “little brother” Jamie and his beautiful wife Rebecca. They live in Saratoga where they enjoy the cultural arts and being able to ski every weekend at Gore Mountain.birthday dinner in NYC

My sweetie with Jamie…birthday dinner NYC

Group Birthday Dinner NYC

If you are hosting a dinner in a restaurant, and plan to bring your own cake, call ahead of time to make sure they don’t charge a cutting fee. This delicious cake came from Magnolia Bakery, our family’s favorite.Happy Birthday, Kiki!Although it’s bitter cold outside, my thoughts are filled with warm and cozy thoughts of the lovely family moments I spent last weekend with my parents and my awesome siblings. Family truly is the greatest gift.

Gratefully,

Melissa

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