Is there anything more magical than Christmas in New York?
Many great holiday movies have taken place in the Big Apple, from Elf to Miracle on 34th Street, and it seems that every year our social media feeds come aglow in the glittering lights and tinseled trees of the city-turned-Christmas-wonderland.
The city is certainly a great place to be during the holidays—but this year, you don’t need to travel far to get a bite out of the Big Apple. If you’re craving a taste of the city, we’ve got you covered with a New York-inspired selection of delicious picks right here at Peach Valley! Leave your coat at home and take a look.
Smoked Salmon & New York Style Bagel
The quintessential pairing of smoked salmon and a delicious bagel is a familiar sight among New York breakfast joints and brunch spots. There’s just something about the combo that speaks to simplicity and a penchant for perfectly picked ingredients—what makes this dish a winner isn’t its wide array of pieces, after all, but a savory blend of capers, red onions, diced egg and just enough cream cheese for a smooth finish. When you enjoy it at Peach Valley this holiday season, you’ll feel as though you stumbled upon one of those charming Big Apple sidewalk cafes where the city’s hustle-and-bustle gives way to a peaceful slice of breakfast bliss.
Traditional Eggs Benedict
Not only does the Traditional Eggs Benedict give off a lux, refined New York City brunch feel—it was actually invented in the city itself! While exact accounts of its history vary, virtually all of the stories point to New York City, some to the Waldorf Hotel, others to Delmonico’s. No matter where it came from, we are thankful for this delicious yet effortless brunch classic, a textured medley of poached eggs, toasted English muffin, Canadian bacon and fresh, zesty hollandaise sauce.
Orchard Fresh Apple Fritters
Though Apple Fritters may be more traditionally associated with the South, they feel quite at home on a New York Christmas-inspired menu, too. The city is called the Big Apple, after all, and the sweet, sugary taste and fried texture of our Fritters will remind you of the warm treats offered up at food carts around the city.
Corned Beef Reuben
Coming in for lunch? You can’t go wrong with another New York deli classic, the beloved Corned Beef Reuben. Every bite offers a mouthful of griddled rye, tangy thousand island dressing, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and, of course, thinly sliced corned beef brisket. We can almost hear the deli counters now…
Just imagine you’re enjoying drinks with your brunch at The Plaza Hotel’s Champagne Room—another must-do New York experience. You can’t help but feel luxurious as you sip on a bright, sparkling Mimosa or sweet Peach Bellini this holiday season.
With these delicious menu picks, you can enjoy a taste of the big city, all while basking in the warmth and sunshine of your favorite Peach Valley location. We hope to see you soon!