I love the Met.
How can you not. It’s a ‘pay as you wish’ museum who’s permanent collection is only outdone but the amazing showpieces they are able to bring in creating a lavish diversity in experience. The surrounding area of Central Park is among the best parts of the city and if you make it to the rooftop the panorama of Manhattan is breathtaking.
Speaking of the rooftop, the exhibits there are usually paired with the cafe’s amazing drink selection which is what made this most recent visit so enjoyable. In addition to the blood splatter installation on the floor (and the oppressive August heat) there was a new signature drink menu to explore and although I probably would have selected this anyhow, after getting through the exceedingly long line I was told this was the best to have:
Iced Black Tea: Green Cardamom Pods, Fresh Mint leaf Simple Syrup, Jim Beam Black Bourbon (and a dash of bitters when requested)
The recommendation was on-point as it’s definitely an Iced Tea unlike any other. It’s sweet in its own way, yet savory, refreshing yet complex on the pallet, and it was strong between the heavy pour of bourbon and the bold cardamom.