Does all this mean you won’t read any new blog posts for three weeks? As a freelance writer, I can’t afford three entire weeks away from my keyboard just yet.
So as well as doing a little work in the mornings, I’ll be publishing a “postcard” from each destination, as I have from Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsinki and Tenerife.
The Blue Room is bedecked in original 1910 Firebird ballet costumes won at a Sotheby’s auction, while the Ballroom sparkles in mirrors, crystal chandeliers and moonlight, streaming in from the skylight above.
The Blue Room Hold your most exclusive private events on the manor’s third floor, where you can dine under a portrait of Baroness Ivana herself in the richly decorated Red Room, or “Jewel of Russia” room, flooded in rosy light, or host in grand proportions in the LV Room—with access to a private roof garden with glittering city views.
Start with Herring Under a Fur Coat, a beet-blushed tower of herring, carrots, potatoes and egg.
An updated Olivier, a creation of Lucien Olivier of the 1860 French-influenced Hermitage in the center of Moscow, is a comfort-chic mélange of carrot, pickles, potato, and sausage, done decadently in mayonnaise.
A Parlor Like No Other Where else but in New York City can a few steps transport you to another world?The extensive vodka selection at Fire Bird—from rare imports to unparalleled housemade infusions—is a backbone of the manor’s destination-worthy status.Unique selections include an array of house-infused vodkas, such as the favorite Honey-Infused Vodka, opaque and golden with a long finish reminiscent of sweet herb and spice.Or sample rare imports like the Kazakhstani “Snow Queen”, or elite, small-batch Beluga Gold from Russia—all served in eye-catching spiral-cut frozen glass flutes.
And Now a New Chef Elevates The Kitchen To New Heights Executive chef, Paul Joseph retained classic Russian recipes, but contemporizes them with modern riffs and quality ingredients.The Library Room lies beyond, centered around the golden apple tree of the Firebird fable, a focal point for dining in comfortable elegance.