The perfect picnic in the park starts with food from one of my favorite New York bakeries: Orwasher's.
The shop houses a 100-year-old oven that turns out some of the most amazing bread you can get in the city. Few people get to peek inside Orwasher's subterranean kitchen, so follow Michael Bordenick, concierge at the The Surrey, for a special behind-the-scenes treat.
Featured in this video: Orwasher's Bakery; Keith Cohen; Upper East Side; bread making; cheese; pastry; picnic; Long Island grapes.
There's a castle on Park Avenue that hides a history many New Yorkers don't even know. The richest men of the Gilded Age used this building — now known as the Park Avenue Armory — as both a base for their military regiment and a decadently-designed social club.
Follow Michael Bordenick from The Surrey hotel on his inside tour of this amazing structure, and get a glimpse at a unique class of people — the kind whose uniforms were made by Brooks Brothers!